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1 Aug 2013, 12:20 pm by Doug B.
As reported via this press release from the offices of Senator Dick Durbin, another notable pair of Senators from the two parties have put aside other differences to come together to support and promote federal sentencing reform. (Since the press... [read post]
21 Feb 2013, 5:47 am by Doug B.
This recent post, titled "You be the prosecutor: what federal sentence should be sought for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife?", engendered a lengthy debate over federal sentencing law and practice as applied to a pair of new high-profile federal... [read post]
12 Sep 2013, 9:31 am by Doug B.
I am so very pleased to see and to be able to report that the US Sentencing Commission is continuing to produce a steady stream of documents as part of its terrific new series of reader-friendly "Quick Facts" publications. (Regular... [read post]
7 Nov 2013, 9:08 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Crystal Yang now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines were created to reduce unwarranted sentencing disparities among similar defendants. This paper... [read post]
8 May 2013, 8:37 pm by Doug B.
As had been previewed a public notice to victims from the Justice Department last month (noted here), federal prosecutors and former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling have reached a deal concerning unresolved matters before Skilling's resentencing. This Reuters article details the... [read post]
7 May 2013, 5:37 pm by Doug B.
The title of this post is the title of this new paper on SSRN co-authored by Paul Cassell, James Marsh and Jeremy Christiansen concerning an issue that has riven the federal circuit courts and seems destined for SCOTUS consideration before... [read post]
5 Mar 2013, 8:41 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is inspired in part by the US Sentencing Commission's recent report, which highlights many of the flaws with the current child porn sentencing guidelines and set forth a number of ideas and needs for effective... [read post]