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20 Jun 2013, 6:13 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Wall Street Journal article, which gets started this way: A hearing scheduled for Friday in a Houston federal court on whether to substantially reduce former Enron Corp. Chief... [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 7:39 am by Doug B.
As reported in this breaking news update from USA Today, "Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of espionage and other charges in connection with a massive leak of classified material." Here is... [read post]
12 May 2013, 5:51 pm by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this recent report concerning the projected price tag for a sentencing proposal being discussed as an approach to dealing with Chicago's gun violence. Here are the details: A bill designed to... [read post]
27 Apr 2013, 1:11 pm by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this notable recent commentary by Emily Bazelon at Slate. Here are excerpts: Making child pornography is abuse. What about possessing it? As a group, these offenders — the ones who look... [read post]
4 Dec 2013, 8:30 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this notable new CNN commentary authored by US DIstrict Judge Mark Bennett and Prof. Mark Osler. Here are some of the on-the-mark views coming today from these Marks: Nearly 30 years... [read post]
7 Feb 2013, 7:33 am by Doug B.
As detailed in this Chicago Tribune article, federal prosecutors have found a white-collar case in which they think the federal guidelines are not tough enough. Here are the basics: In the spring of 2010, the city of Dixon was in... [read post]
29 Jan 2013, 4:09 pm by Doug B.
The question in the title of this post is prompted by this local report on a federal plea deal put together in a high-profile federal prosecution in Michigan. The article is headlined "Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway pleads... [read post]
11 Feb 2013, 7:10 am by Doug B.
As reported in this new local article from Chicago, that city's "mayor, cops and prosecutors are taking aim at Illinois’ gun possession laws — calling for longer mandatory prison terms and 'truth in sentencing'." Here are some of the details... [read post]
9 Jun 2013, 6:46 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this local article discussing a significant federal sentencing decision handed down late Friday. Here are the basics: Sioux City-based U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett on Friday became one of a handful... [read post]
6 May 2013, 10:15 am by Doug B.
The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable report of an interesting federal sentencing proceeding taking place today in Minnesota. Here are the basics: A North Oaks couple will be sentenced Monday for defrauding the... [read post]
28 Feb 2013, 10:42 am by Doug B.
Regular readers know that, often on the eve of a high-profile or unique sentencing proceeding, I urge folks to imagine being the judge and to propose a just and effective sentence for the defendant. (See, e.g., prior "you be the... [read post]
27 Feb 2013, 8:06 am by Doug B.
A helpful reader alerted me to a notable ruling by a Sixth Circuit panel today in US v. Gamble, No. 11-5394 (6th Cir. Feb 27, 2013) (available here). Here is how the majority opinion gets started: In unrelated child pornography... [read post]
29 Jan 2013, 6:59 am by Doug B.
I just received an e-mail promoting a notable new report just released by The Sentencing Project. Here is the full text of the e-mail, signed by Marc Mauer, which includes a link to the report: I am pleased to share... [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 9:18 am by Doug B.
Regular readers are quite familiar with (and perhaps even tired of) the long-running debates over federal child pornography sentencing laws. But, as detailed in this local article from Wisconsin, headlined "New law limits judges' power in child pornography cases," similar... [read post]
18 Feb 2013, 2:19 pm by Doug B.
Regular readers know that, often on the eve of a high-profile or unique sentencing proceeding, I urge folks to imagine being the judge and to propose a just and effective sentence for the defendant. (See, e.g., prior "you be the... [read post]
13 Sep 2013, 6:09 am by Doug B.
A helpful reader alerted me to this federal sentencing story from West Virginia which provides a useful reminder that federal judges sometimes use their increased post-Booker sentencing discretion to impose sentences above recommended guideline ranges (and may do so even... [read post]
1 May 2013, 7:32 am by Doug B.
The question in the title of this post is prompted by this lengthy new Bloomberg article about the defense's sentencing submission in a high-profile, white-collar federal sentencing scheduled for later this month. The Bloomberg article is headlined "Chiasson Seeks Leniency... [read post]
20 Mar 2014, 4:06 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the title of this new paper by Scott Schumacher now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: It has been nearly ten years since the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in United States v. Booker,... [read post]
29 Oct 2013, 8:45 am by Doug B.
The question in the title of this post is one that I have been thinking about for quite some time, but it has now taking on some real-world salience in the wake of a couple hearings and sentencing decisions by... [read post]
24 May 2013, 4:57 am by Doug B.
The title of this post is the headline of this notable new National Review commentary by David Keene, a former president of the National Rifle Association and the American Conservative Union, explaining why conservatives should support the Justice Safety Valve... [read post]