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November 16, 2004


I am at a borrowed computer just long enough to report that the USSC's hearings today were quite interesting, especially as everyone is forced to shadowbox with the anticipated holding of the Supreme Court in Booker and Fanfan.  I hope to have a chance to get on-line tonight to discuss interesting facets of today's hearing more fully.

But, in the meantime, we can all join in a game of anticipation with more than just a SCOTUS decision on the horizon.  I was reminded today that Judge Paul Cassell is scheduled to issue in the Angelos case his long awaited ruling (previously discussed here and here) on the constitutionality of certain harsh federal mandatory minimum sentences.  In addition, at the USSC hearing there was a semi-announcement that the Commission might soon be issuing it's long-awaited 15-year report on the guidelines (which, though based on pre-Blakely data, should provide lots of food for the thought in the post-Blakely world).

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