Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Archived Link to Heritage Foundation hosted "Federal Criminal Sentencing: Where Are We and Where Do We Go Next?"

You can still view the archived audio/video of The Heritage Foundation hosted discussion about the status of federal criminal sentencing policy, which was held on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 2 p.m., here.

As we indicated here the speakers are Congressman Tom Feeney (R-FL), James Comey, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, The Honorable John Steer, Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and Margaret Love, Esq., Reporter for the American Bar Association's Justice Kennedy Commission.

The linked page for the program states as follow:
Federal criminal sentencing policy now, more than ever, is the subject of substantial public debate. Incarceration rates are up and violent crime rates are down – suggesting that our incarceration policies are a success. Yet, a recent report by the American Bar Association is critical of government policy as overly onerous. Meanwhile, Congress and the Courts are in a tug-of-war over which branch controls sentencing policy. Join us for an informative debate on the status of federal criminal sentencing policy.
I have yet to view the program, so I have no comments of my own to add.