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January 13, 2007

A belated Booker birthday wish

I forgot to note yesterday that Booker is now two years old; the decision converting the federal guidelines from mandates to advice was handed down the morning of January 12, 2005.  Happy (belated) birthday Booker!

As Booker begins the terrible twos, I am not sure what I find most surprising: (1) that the ruling has changed so little about the operation of the federal sentencing system; (2) that Congress passed fewer ugly federal sentencing laws in the two years after Booker than it did in the two years before Booker; or (3) that we still do not have answers to a lot of the issues and questions I discussed on this blog in the first 24 hours after the ruling.

January 13, 2007 at 08:26 PM | Permalink


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