June 26, 2007
Follow-up on today's House hearing on mandatories
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has just issued this news release reporting on the testimony of District Judge Paul Cassell at this morning's hearing, entitled, "Hearing on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws — The Issues," before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the House Judiciary Committee. I am hopeful there will be more media coverage from the hearing, though any readers in attendence are encouraged to provide a report in the comments:
Some recent related posts:
- The safety valve solution to mandatory minimums
- Powerful attack from Judicial Conference against mandatory minimums
- IACHR hearing on federal mandatory minimum sentencing
- Might Congress move ahead with sound sentencing reforms?
UPDATE: The Sentencing Project has a brief report on the hearing here.
June 26, 2007 at 03:12 PM | Permalink
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I think that PC was just paying lip service to the 8th amendment argument.
Posted by: S.cotus | Jun 26, 2007 3:22:29 PM