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November 16, 2009

Another US Sentencing Commission regional hearing on tap for this week in Austin

As detailed in this press release, the US Sentencing Commission has another one of its regional public hearings on tap for later this week.  This sixth regional public hearing is scheduled for November 19-20, and this one is taking place at the University of Texas School of Law.  Though I suspect former USSC Chair Judge Hinojosa had a hand in picking the Longhorn locale for this hearing, this event will be run by the recently confirmed new USSC Chair, Judge Sessions.

As detailed in this official agenda, another fascinating group of invited witnesses are scheduled to testify regarding federal sentencing policy in this regional hearing.  I suspect some of the written testimony will be available via the USSC's website next week.  I would bet that the challenges of child porn sentencing is again a topic of discussion as it has been in many prior regional hearings.

November 16, 2009 at 09:51 AM | Permalink

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