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June 2007 , Page 51 

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Reviews in Review

By Ellen S. Podgor

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Symposium, The Booker Project: The Future of Federal Sentencing, 43 Houston Law Review 269 (2006):

This symposium issue of the Houston Law Review explores, from many angles, sentencing in a post-Booker world. The lineup of authors is extraordinary. Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson provides an overview and notes that the “Guidelines operate today in much the same way they did before Booker.” Professor Frank Bowman provides an analysis of empirical data in an article filled with charts and graphs. This is followed with an essay by Professor Nancy King that focuses on reasonableness with an emphasis on the appellate review process. She stresses the importance of waiting for data from the appellate courts as “sentencing practices in the district courts alone may well present a distorted picture of how the federal sentencing system is functioning after Booker.”

Douglas A. Berman, law professor and blog owner of the Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, calls f

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