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December 20, 2018

Some accounts of what should come after the FIRST STEP Act

So far I have be disinclined to blog about what should come after the FIRST STEP Act, in part because the bill is still not yet officially law and in part because I think the most important (and challenging) work right after the enactment of the FIRST STEP Act is taking the many steps necessarily to effectively and expansively apply and implement all of its provisions. But, perhaps unsurprisingly given the modest nature of so many of the provisions of the FIRST STEP Act, a number of fine folks are already writing fine things about next steps. Here is a sampling of some of this writing:

December 20, 2018 at 11:34 PM | Permalink


Best typo of the week, but his name is Justin George, not Justice George.

Have some great holidays!

Gretchen Schuldt

Posted by: Gretchen Schuldt | Dec 21, 2018 10:27:19 AM

I've always wondered why no ex officio Defense lawyer on USSC. Maybe I shouldn't wonder, it's just that they preferred a rigged system.

Posted by: whatever | Dec 21, 2018 12:42:42 PM

Thanks, Gretchen. I have now fixed the typo, but will leave up your comment because I like the message!

Posted by: Doug B. | Dec 21, 2018 2:04:28 PM

IMO the next step should be to wait a while and see what happens with the first one. A large, sudden change is a big risk. Incremental change, with pauses to view the results of each step, have a better chance of being healthy. And part of the beauty of the American system is that the chances of that happening are excellent.

Posted by: William Jockusch | Dec 21, 2018 11:15:47 PM

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