H.R. 1528, a drug sentencing bill entitled "Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2005" whose Section 12 has been called a Booker-fix, was considered in the House Judiciary Committee without anyone being called to testify as to the same. You can read more about H.R. 1528 at Sentencing Law and Policy's excellent coverage and commentary, at the following posts:
- Details concerning the brewing Booker fix
- Questions about the brewing Booker fix
- A day for sentencing hearings
- Bowman on the proposed Booker fix
- More opposition to quick Booker fix
- DOJ advocacy for mandatory minimum sentencing
- The rhetoric and reality surrounding the brewing Booker fix
- More potent criticisms of H.R. 1528
- Academic input on a not-so-academic Booker fix proposal
- Update on academic letter concerning H.R. 1528
- Final version of academic letter assailing brewing Booker fix
- When will we hear from the USSC (or DOJ) concerning the brewing Booker fix?
- What's going on at DOJ?
- USSC speaks out against H.R. 1528
The USSC letter on H.R. 1528 is a must read, and one can only applaud the USSC for speaking out clearly about this crazy piece of legislation. I have no idea how far this bill will go, but NACDL, FAMM, and just about everyone with any interest in federal sentencing is keeping a close watch on it.