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October 26, 2008

In praise of the ABA's sentencing institute

As noted in this post at WCCP, the "ABA's recent sentencing institute was packed full of wonderful discussion on the effect of Booker, Rita, Gall, and Kimbrough, as well conversations on many other issues related to sentencing."  I was both grateful and fortunate to have a chance to speak at lunch, and it was exciting to talk about sentencing politics inside the beltway only days before the election.  It was also a joy to participate on a great morning panel and to hear from so many others doing important sentencing work.

I hope the ABA might seriously consider doing this kind of sentencing institute annually.  The topic certainly merits regular and sustained attention and, thanks to courts and commissions and legislatures, key sentencing issues and doctrines now seem to change every year.   

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