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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2023) 35 (4-5): 300–303.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Ronald Weich Judge Marvin Frankel’s 1973 book Criminal Sentences: Law Without Order launched a half century of robust debate and scholarship, but also inspired the unsuccessful Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. This article traces the poor decisions in Congress, the judiciary and the Justice...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 35 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 October 2022
... that the Commissioners will think broadly (including by reexamining long-established assumptions) and act boldly. © 2022 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2022 Sentencing Sentencing Commission Guidelines Sentencing Reform Criminal Justice Reform Crime Politics Congress EDITORS...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (4): 213–215.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Douglas A. Berman The landmark First Step Act was given a name intended to signal that additional criminal justice reforms should be a continued focus for federal policy makers. But more than three years later, Congress has yet to pass any new sentencing reform laws. The introduction to the April...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 33 (1-2): 3–10.
Published: 01 December 2020
... was set up the way it was. During the second and dominant phase, which lasted for roughly two decades, from 1986 until 2007, the Commission played a weak supporting role to the political actors who oversaw its work, with Congress largely controlling its output. This period was characterized by political...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 125–127.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Steven L. Chanenson We are at a notable moment to contemplate federal sentencing. Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in United States v. Booker . Just over 25 years ago, Congress passed and the President signed the 1994 Crime Bill. By looking backward and learning...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2014) 26 (5): 283–286.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the continued constitutional fallout from Blakely , and the current policy debates that have come to define modern sentencing systems. © 2014 Vera Institute of Justice 2014 Sentencing punishment crime Blakely Supreme Court mass incarceration sentencing guidelines Congress Sentencing Commission...