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December 26, 2005

Legal Times year-end sentencing commentary

The latest issue of Legal Times, dated today, provides a Year in Review for 2005. The issue includes this group of commentaries asking "Have We Learned Anything?" in which "practitioners and professors look back at what the last 12 months have taught us."

I was kindly asked to comment on sentencing developments in 2005, and I wrote a short piece that runs under the title of "Same Old Sentencing."  Though you need a subscription to get access to the full commentary, the teaser at Legal Times highlights my theme:

As 2005 draws to a close, Douglas Berman points out a broader and perhaps more important lesson has emerged from the aftermath of U.S. v. Booker — namely that sentencing developments are often influenced more by sentencing culture than by sentencing doctrine.

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