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March 2, 2005

Judicial perspectives on Booker

During the run up to Booker, I pondered here whether federal judges would become actively involved in the post-Booker policy debate.  Judges have, of course, weighed in through opinions in various ways, and at last month's US Sentencing Commission hearings, Judge Thomas Hogan reported in his testimony that the Judicial Conference will be consider a recommendation from its the Criminal Law Committee later this month.

In the meantime, The Constitution Project and American Constitution Society are providing another means to hear a judicial persective on the post-Booker world.  As detailed here, these groups are sponsoring next week a panel discussion on sentencing in the post-Booker world entitled "Booker: the Judges' Perspective."  The panel is to be moderated by NPR's Nina Totenberg and will include Third Circuit Judge Samuel Alito, DC District Judge Paul Friedman, and Mass. District Judge Nancy Gertner.

This terrific event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2005 in Washington, DC, and it merits a place in everyone's Booker Calender and becomes part of the on-going sentencing March Madness.

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Well as soon as you figure it out be sure to let us know.

Posted by: JMOORE | Mar 3, 2005 12:46:22 AM

Oops...that was meant for the "Aministering Roper" post.

Posted by: JMOORE | Mar 3, 2005 12:47:30 AM

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