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July 5, 2009

US Sentencing Commission holds regional hearing in New York City this week

As detailed in this brief public notice, the US Sentencing Commission has another one of its regional public hearings on tap for this week.  This third regional public hearing is scheduled for July 9-10, 2009, in New York City will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the US Court of International Trade.

As detailed in this official agenda, a fascinating and diverse group of invited witnesses are scheduled to testify regarding federal sentencing policy.  I am hopeful that all the witnesses' written testimony will soon be made available on-line, and I am especially intrigued to see on the witness list folks like: my very first boss after I graduate law school, Second Circuit Judge Jon O. Newman; the judge who sentenced Bernie Madoff to the max, SDNY District Judge Denny Chin; the judge who write lots of great sentencing opinions, Mass District Judge Nancy Gertner; the Professor who writes lots of great structural sentencing articles, Rachael Barkow; and top cops in NYC and Newark, Raymond W. Kelly and Garry F. McCarthy.

I am hopeful (though not really optimistic) that this regional hearing might get a little extra press because it is taking place in New York.  Of course, I will provide whatever coverage I can from afar in this forum.

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All testimony is by people whose salary comes from keeping the criminal alive.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 5, 2009 7:56:43 PM

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