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February 5, 2005

Summarizing the USSC 15-year report (and recent posts)

In this post, I urged everyone considering a legislative response to Booker to review the US Sentencing Commission's recently released 15-year report, since charting a future for federal sentencing requires understanding its past.  The full USSC report can be accessed here, its executive summary can be accessed here, and my summary of the executive summary is here

Because the report runs 150 pages, I asked a research assistant to help me spotlight some of the most essential findings of the central chapters of the report.  My RA did a great job producing a 19-page document which summarizes key findings and reprints key charts and graphs from Chapters 2-4 of the USSC's 15-year report.  Thinking others might benefit from his work, I provide this summary for downloading here:

Download ussc_15year_report_summary.doc

And while we are in summary mode, given all the major doings over just the last few days, I thought it would be useful to summarize (in a topical way) some of the recent developments and posts.  So:

Circuit court Booker developments and commentary

District court Booker developments and other commentary

State Blakely developments

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