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April 11, 2009

Lots of news and notes from the US Sentencing Commmission

There are lots of new items of interest appearing on the official website of the US Sentencing Commission. Here are the particulars:

Notice of Public Meeting of the United States Sentencing Commission: Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby) as detailed in the agenda. Full Text Link

Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines: The Commission received comment from the judiciary, the executive branch, members of the defense bar, and interested organizations in response to its request for public comment on proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines (see 74 FR 4802-4823). The public comment is accessible through this link. Full Text Link

District, State, and Circuit Statistical Packets Released: Each packet contains a set of figures, tables, and charts comparing selected national sentencing data to data from cases sentenced in each judicial district. Data is also aggregated by circuit and by state (for states in which more than one judicial district is located). Full Text Link

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I see that the national average for within-guidelines sentences is 59.4%. Meanwhile, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 93.3% of sentences are within the guidelines. Perhaps the judges there have not yet heard about Booker?

Posted by: 10th Circuit practitioner | Apr 13, 2009 2:43:27 PM

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