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August 2, 2009

Latest FSR issue, "Fast-Track Sentencing," now available on-line

I am pleased to report that the latest issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporteris available on-line, bearing the title "Fast-Track Sentencing."  Through this Issue, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of guest editor Alison Siegler, FSR has now published a set of articles and primary materials concerning federal early-disposition programs, which are known more commonly as “fast-track” sentencing programs. 

As explained in Alison's Guest Editor’s Observations, which can be accessed at this link, the goal of this FSR Issue was to describe the history of fast-track sentencing programs, as well as to illuminate the current debates over whether and when judges have discretion to consider fast-track disparities when sentencing defendants who quickly plead guilty in non-fast-track districts.  To this end, this Issue reprints a variety of difficult-to-obtain primary sources that reveal the dynamic and diverse nature of fast-track sentencing programs in federal districts across the nation.

The Table of Connects for this latest FSR issue can be accessed at this link, and all the articles are available electronically here.  (A full subscription to the Federal Sentencing Reporter can be ordered on-line here.) 

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