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January 31, 2006

Will the State of the Union include any sentencing coverage?

The confirmation hearings for both Justices Sam Alito and John Roberts confirmed my sense that traditional crime and sentencing issues are not matters of great political concern these days.  Of course, the war on terror and the death penalty were focal points in the hearings, but to my chagrin (see here and here) few other criminal justice matters were raised.

Consequently, I will be surprised if President George Bush's State of the Union Address tonight includes any sentencing coverage at all.  However, it bears recalling that President Bush's last two State of the Union Addresses have included some surprising sentencing coverage:

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