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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Special Federal Sentencing Survey

The Denver University Law Review has just made available on its website a survey of federal sentencing law in the wake of Rita v. United States and in anticipation of Gall v. United States and Kimbrough v. United States.  The survey features the thoughts of the leading legal academic on sentencing law and policy, a former Senior Research Associate at the United States Sentencing Commission, two federal district court judges and a judge from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  (The organizers were also nice enough to let me write the introduction.)

The constitutionalization of sentencing law has been to my mind one of the few interesting developments in Criminal Law in the last 15 years.  (And I say that as someone who has taught the subject for 9 of those years).   The student editors at DU appreciated the importance of this topic and worked hard to get this issue completed before the Supreme Court hears Gall and Kimbrough this term.  If you find yourself even remotely interested in these issues, I urge you to give this survey a look.

Posted by Sam Kamin on September 26, 2007 at 03:31 PM | Permalink


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My initial reaction to the group put together for this survey was, "Great, the usual suspects." But seeing Nancy Gertner in there, it appears that there may be some hope yet.

Posted by: Scott Greenfield | Sep 26, 2007 5:46:46 PM

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