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Have Interjudge Sentencing Disparities Increased in an Advisory Guidelines Regime? Evidence from Booker

Crystal S. Yang

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines were promulgated in response to concerns of widespread disparities in sentencing. After almost two decades of determinate sentencing, the Guidelines were rendered advisory in United States v. Booker.


Not So Legitimate: Why Courts Should Reject an Administrative Approach to the Routine Booking Exception

Julie A. Simeone

The routine booking exception permits police officers and agents to ask certain questions—typically biographical inquiries such as an arrestee’s name, age, and address—in the absence of the Miranda warnings. Since its introduction in Pennsylvania v.