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September 22, 2005

Great symposium exploring sentencing rhetoric Post-Booker

A terrific looking symposium is schedued to take place next month at the Roger Williams University Law School entitled "Symposium on Sentencing Rhetoric: Competing Narratives in the Post-Booker Era."  The symposium includes a terrific line-up of professors and policymakers, and here is a description of the event (with more details available at this link):

This symposium will bring together federal judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, congressional staffers, public interest advocates, and academics to share their perspectives about sentencing rhetoric in the post-Booker era.  Some of the panels will focus on distinctly federal issues, such as the concept of "reasonableness" in Booker as well as the Justice Department's preferred Booker fix, the so-called "topless" guidelines.  More broadly, the symposium will seek to engage its participants in a discussion of sentencing rhetoric in the courts and in Congress during this historic period of re-evaluation and policymaking.

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