Federal Sentencing after United States v. Booker: Impact and Analyses
Johnathan Merchant (Editor)
Series: Government Procedures and Operations
This book assesses the continuing impact on the federal sentencing system of the Supreme Court’s 2005 opinion in United States v. Booker, which rendered the sentencing guidelines advisory. This book discusses the history of the federal sentencing guidelines and the post-Booker sentencing and appellate processes.
It also reports the results of statistical analyses of federal sentencing data spanning a broad time frame, from October 1995 through September 2011, and provides recommendations for strengthening the federal sentencing guidelines system. The book also contains additional post-Booker Supreme Court and Circuit Court case law, discussion of viewpoints on appellate procedure as expressed in public hearings, case law, and the 2010 survey of district judges, as well as an analysis of data on sentencing appeals. (Imprint: Nova)