Monday, September 20, 2004

Rep. Tom Feeney to Speak out on Sentencing Policy - and this is not April Fool's Day

Watching Justice reports that The Heritage Foundation will host a discussion about the status of federal criminal sentencing policy on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 2 p.m. Topics will include the American Bar Association's Kennedy Commission recommendations and the debate over which branch controls federal sentencing policy.

Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Legal Fellow, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation will host the debate. Speakers will include 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.

I wonder whether anyone will be asking Rep. Feeney whether he has ever considered -even post-Blakely- whether his role in drafting the Feeney Amendment may play a decisive role in the guidelines demise? He should also be asked what other atrocity he has in mind if that turns out to be the case.