November 20, 2006
Extended account of USSC crack hearing
At this link, the folks at The Sentencing Project have a very helpful extended account of last week's US Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on "Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy — 2006" (background here and here). On a related front, Legal Times has a long and thoughtful piece here (subscription required) on crack sentencing as the DC Circuit gears up for an argument on the ratio issue.
Some recent related posts:
- An early report from the USSC crack hearing
- The Justice Department's crack testimony
- Commentary on crack sentencing as USSC hearing approaches
- Pondering the USSC's upcoming crack/powder hearing
- Key questions for USSC: Now what...?
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