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January 13, 2006

Other Booker birthday celebrants

Thanks to this post by Peter Lattman over at the great WSJ Law Blog, I am pleased to discover others celebrating Booker's birthday.  That post also points me to this interesting Forbes article reflecting on post-Booker developments, with a white-collar spin.  Here are highlights:

A year ago the Supreme Court gave judges leeway to ignore sentencing guidelines that slap white-collar crooks with absurd prison terms.  Not much has changed....

Why are judges still hewing to the guidelines? One reason is they are required to take them into account under the Supreme Court ruling. Judges may also fear their decisions being overturned on appeal or worry about Congress ratcheting up recommended sentences.

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