March 16, 2018
Lots to consider and discuss as we get back together
I am looking forward to getting back to our discussion of federal sentencing realities this coming week, and I expect on Monday (3/19) to get us finally into a discussion of "acquitted conduct" and the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Watts, 519 U.S. 148 (1997). But before we get together, I want to make sure everyone also knows of this great event in Saxbe right before our class:
The 2018 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice will feature James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School and best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (2017), which explores how decisions made by black leaders, often with the best of intentions, contributed to disproportionately incarcerating black and brown people....
This lecture is scheduled for noon on March 19 in Saxbe Auditorium, located inside Drinko Hall.
In addition, if you have been taking a well-deserved break, you might have missed some of these posts from my other blog that touch on issues we have been exploring:
- New Philly DA puts forward new policies intended to "end mass incarceration and bring balance back to sentencing"
- The latest account of Trump Administration's latest punitive ideas for responding to drug problems
- "Mandatory Minimum Penalties for Firearms Offenses in the Federal Criminal Justice System"
- Oklahoma embracing nitrogen gas instead of lethal drugs as method of execution
- "Principles of Risk Assessment: Sentencing and Policing"
- Another US Sentencing Commission public hearing on alternatives to incarceration and synthetic drugs
- "More Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems"
- "'A Day Late and a Dollar Short': President Obama's Clemency Initiative 2014"
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