Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sentencing Law and Policy (the blog)

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March 1, 2005

Intriguing Booker-free Gonzales comments and other DOJ news
As detailed in this New York Times story and this Washington Times story, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales delivered his first major policy speech on Monday at the Hoover Institution.

The full text of the speech can be found here, and I was intrigued to discover that the speech did not mention Booker or the federal sentencing guidelines either directly or indirectly. (Recall that, as detailed here, a month ago out-going AG John Ashcroft gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in which he criticized the Booker ruling and said Congress, in response to Booker, "should reinstitute tough sentences and certain justice for criminals.")

The above found (here)

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