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February 3, 2006

Timelines for USSC Booker report and more detailed Booker data?

With Supreme Court transitions now complete and the history of federal crime-and-punishment legislation in election years, I fear that discussion of a legislative response to the Booker ruling may heat up in the weeks and months ahead.  That's why I was so disappointed, as explained here and here, that the US Sentencing Commission's recently proposed new amendments do not even mention the Booker ruling nor address any post-Booker "hot spots" like the crack guidelines.

USSC indicated in this statement of priorities that it planned "a report on the effects of Booker on federal sentencing, including an analysis of sentencing data collected within the first year of that decision."  Now that we are now almost a full month since Booker's anniversary, I am starting to wonder about the USSC's planned timeline for this important report.  I sincerely hope that this report does not end up days late and dollars short to impact any coming debates over Booker.

Relatedly, as I have stressed in a number of prior posts here and here, a lot more detailed data are needed from the USSC in order to develop a complete and balanced view of the the post-Booker world of federal sentencing.  Even if we do not see a full Booker report from the USSC in the days ahead, I hope a lot more post-Booker data will be forthcoming very soon.

February 3, 2006 at 08:20 AM | Permalink

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Maybe supreme court would more action fom that situation

Posted by: Juno888 | May 20, 2007 11:04:23 PM

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