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June 11, 2009

In the Big Easy to discuss not-so-easy sentencing topics

I am in New Orleans today to talk about departures and variances at the US Sentencing Commission's National Annual Seminar.  I expect blogging will be light the rest of today, but I am hoping events at this conference will inspire some new post-Booker insights for future posts.

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Be the first lawyer to use the phrase, the Scalia Bounce, in a sentence. That is the coming wave of criminality to generate lawyer jobs.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 11, 2009 9:06:16 AM

Interesting seminar topic, esp. in light of Judge Easterbrook's comment in the recent Bartlett opinion that "the old regime of 'departures' is defunct." I presume this quote will be discussed at the conference?

Posted by: ALB | Jun 11, 2009 11:11:03 AM

It is very easy to discuss this subject. The guidelines took power from criminal lover judges. Crime decreased by 40% decreasing lawyer jobs. The guidelines had to end. Crime will increase again, so lawyer have their jobs.

What is so complicated?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 11, 2009 10:04:45 PM

I hope you were inspired to go to Rock N Bowl for Cajun night, after the program. (Or to Jacques Imo's)


Posted by: Stanley Feldman | Jun 12, 2009 5:21:37 AM

I am finishing up a concentrated course on Federal Criminal Law at OCU Law. We could only spend a few hours discussing Pre and Post-Booker issues. Thank you for the posts on Booker and being able to navigate the waters that seem to be constantly changing.

Posted by: Ryan J | Jun 18, 2009 1:27:35 PM

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