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October 1, 2007

Latest FSR issue covers crack sentencing

I am pleased to report that, just in time for the Kimbrough SCOTUS oral argument (background here), the latest issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter addressing crack and mandatory minimum sentencing has gone to press.   The opening commentary to this FSR issue, which I co-authored with Steve Chanenson, is entitled "Federal Cocaine Sentencing in Transition" and can be downloaded below.

The full contents of this latest FSR issue are listed below and should be accessible electronically here very soon. (The Federal Sentencing Reporter can be ordered on-line here.)



  • U.S. Sentencing Commission, Report to Congress: Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy
  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Statement to FAMM Members about Crack Amendments
  • American Bar Association, Letter to USSC Urging Retroactivity of Crack Amendments
  • Mark Osler, More than Numbers: A Proposal For Rational Drug Sentences
  • Lisa Lewis, Federal Drug Sentencing Reform after Booker


  • Statement of USSC Chair Ricardo Hinojosa
  • Statement of Judge Paul Cassell on behalf of Judicial Conference
  • Statement of U.S. Attorney Richard Roper
  • Statement of Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project

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Posted by: silvana petruso | Oct 11, 2007 9:52:20 PM

When will the clueless Calvinists realize that felonizing anything fun is poor public policy?

Posted by: crackhead | Dec 10, 2007 7:16:49 PM

I hope they let poeple out early the sentencing are fucked up!!!

Posted by: huero | Feb 7, 2008 11:10:39 PM

My step father is a current inmate in a california state prison.He sold crack and got an eight year sentence..Bullshit my family hopes he gets a early release!!!!!Fuck the system...

Posted by: huero | Feb 7, 2008 11:15:57 PM

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