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October 20, 2009

US Sentencing Commission regional hearing in Denver starts today

As detailed in this prior post, the US Sentencing Commission has another one of its regional public hearings starting today. This fifth regional public hearing is taking place in Denver, Colorado, in Mineral Hall at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

As detailed in this official agenda, another fascinating group of invited witnesses are scheduled to testify regarding federal sentencing policy in this regional hearing.  Much of the written testimony is now linked through the agenda page, and it all looks like worthwhile reading. 

I have found the testimony of federal prosecutors especially interesting from these regional hearings.  Notably, the submitted written testimony from David M. Gaouette, the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and of B. Todd Jones, the United States Attorney from the District of Minnesota, both stress the post-Booker sentencing challenges in child porn downloading cases.

October 20, 2009 at 09:55 AM | Permalink

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