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Professor Bowman Testifies Before U.S. Sentencing Commission

April 30th, 2015

Prof. Frank Bowman

Professor Frank Bowman testified in March before the United States Sentencing Commission on guidelines for sentencing economic crimes in federal court. His written and oral testimonies are available on the commission’s website.

Professor Bowman was recently quoted in an article from The Huffington Post about the recent decision by a federal panel to “amend the guidelines that federal judges use when sentencing people who commit economic crimes.” The article stated that some see the move toward reforming sentencing as too little change, while others view the new guidelines as too lax.

The guidelines were approved by the U.S. Sentencing Commission at the beginning of April and are being sent to Congress. Professor Bowman noted that ideal guidelines would allow prosecutors to ask judges to enforce sentencing guidelines as they are written, according to the article.

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