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September 15, 2005

FSR Issue asks: Is a Booker Fix Needed?

I am happy to announce that another issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter is about to go to press.  This forthcoming issue asks in its title "Is a Booker Fix Needed?".  Following up themes first covered in FSR's issue entitled "The Booker Aftershock", this latest issue examines the state of federal sentencing after Booker and gives particular attention to whether, when, and how Congress should respond to Booker.

My opening commentary to this FSR issue, "Assessing Federal Sentencing After Booker," can be downloaded below, and in this post I previously discussed and posted the great article in the issue from Judge James Carr, the Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  The full contents of this latest FSR issue are listed below, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter can be ordered here and accessed electronically here

EDITOR'S OBSERVATIONS

ARTICLE

  • James G. Carr, Some Thoughts on Sentencing Post-Booker (available here)

PRIMARY MATERIALS

  • Testimony of USSC Chair Hinojosa to Congress (Feb. 2005)
  • Testimony of Assistant AG Wray to Congress (Feb. 2005)

  • Provisions of Section 12 of House Bill H.R. 1528 (April 2005)
  • Letter from Frank Bowman concerning H.R. 1528 (April 2005)
  • Letter from the Judicial Conference concerning H.R. 1528 (April 2005)
  • Letter from Federal Defenders concerning H.R. 1528 (April 2005)

  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines Speech by AG Gonzales (June 2005)
  • NACDL Report, Truth in Sentencing? The Gonzales Cases (July 2005)

  • ABA Criminal Justice Section, Report and Recommendation on Booker (Jan. 2005)
  • The Constitution Project's Sentencing Initiative, Principles for Sentencing Reform (June 2005)
  • USSC, Post-Booker Sentencing Statistics (Aug. 2005)
  • USSC, Notice of Final Priorities for the 2005–2006 Amendment Cycle (Aug. 2005)

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