February 10, 2009
SCOTUSblog to live-blog the SG confirmation hearings
As detailed in this post, the folks at SCOTUSblog are going to make it easy to keep up today with the confirmation hearings for President Obama's nominee for Solicitor General (and Associate Attorney General):
Note to readers: beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern tomorrow, Tuesday February 10, we will provide live coverage of the executive nominations of Elena Kagan to be Solicitor General of the United States Department of Justice and Thomas J. Perrelli to be Associate Attorney General. In the LiveBlog, for which there is an automated reminder option below, we will relay the relevant questions and responses of the hearings as quickly as possible.
Though I doubt these hearings will include any major discussion of any significant sentencing law and policy issues, all sentencing fans should be aware of the possibility that Kagan as SG could play a role in shaping (and changing for the better?) the federal government's litigation approach to various still-dynamic post-Booker issues and various constitutional issues relating to sentencing.
Some related recent posts:
- HLS Dean Elena Kagan to be nominated for US Solicitor General
- How much can and will the "tenth justice" influence sentencing jurisprudence?
- How a new administration is likely to impact federal sentencing practice
- Why federal sentencing reformers must focus on the USSC and lower courts
- Are we on the verge of a new changed era concerning federal sentencing law and policy?
February 10, 2009 at 07:08 AM | Permalink
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