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September 23, 2005

Post-Booker realities in the 2d Circuit

Astutely timed, since I am about to participate this morning in this great Booker seminar sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, the Connecticut Law Tribune has this effective article about post-Booker sentencing realities in the Second Circuit.   Here is the lead: "Federal judges within the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are apparently relishing their newfound ability to more easily depart from the rigidity of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines."

UPDATE: A speaker at the NYSBA seminar suggested that the Second Circuit data discussed in the Connecticut Law Tribune article should be "taken with a grain of salt" because there may have been some reporting errors in data coming from the Southern District of New York.  In addition, as detailed in this post, there is even more up-to-date data now available from the US Sentencing Commission.

September 23, 2005 at 08:37 AM | Permalink


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