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October 7, 2005

Is it time for a USSC hearing about the post-Booker world?

This page at US Sentencing Commission's website details that, after a quiet late spring and summer, the USSC has scheduled a series of public hearings in the coming months.  The page also reminds me that, after two terrific hearings in November 2004 and February 2005, it has now been a full eight months since the USSC convened a big public hearing to discuss the impact of Blakely and Booker on the federal sentencing system. 

Especially in light of the uncertainty and apparent misunderstanding of the state of post-Booker sentencing — as well as the growing Booker fix buzz — I am coming to think that the USSC ought to have another big public meeting about the federal sentencing world after Booker ASAP.  Perhaps such an event is on the agenda for the coming meetings; if not, it should be.

October 7, 2005 at 04:28 PM | Permalink


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