Prioritizing Policy Before Practice after Booker

3 Pages Posted: 9 May 2006 Last revised: 9 Jul 2015

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Carissa Byrne Hessick

University of North Carolina School of Law


This commentary argues that, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker, Congress and the Sentencing Commission should lead a public discussion to reevaluate the wisdom of the policy judgments embodied in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Keywords: Sentencing, Booker, Sentencing Guidelines

Suggested Citation

Hessick, Carissa Byrne, Prioritizing Policy Before Practice after Booker. Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 18, No. 3, February 2006. Available at SSRN:

Carissa Byrne Hessick (Contact Author)

University of North Carolina School of Law ( email )

Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380
United States

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