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February 23, 2009

Can anyone report on Judge Samuel Kent's sentencing record?

Before diving even further into all the interesting sentencing issues raised by U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent's guilty plea (basics here), I thought it might be useful to hear about Judge Kent's record as a sentencing judge.  Because the US sentencing system does not keep judge-specific data, there is no way to formally look up Judge Kent's sentencing record during his 18 years as a federal district judge.  But I am hopeful that some readers in the know from direct experiences might be able to use the comment to report on his basic sentencing reputation.

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The U.S. Sentencing system does keep judge-specific data. The Sentencing Commission, though, does not release such data.

Posted by: KL | Feb 23, 2009 5:37:50 PM

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