Over on the Sentencing Law and Policy blog, Douglas Berman discusses the latest issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, which was guest edited by Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Alison Siegler. Berman writes:
As explained in Alison's Guest Editor’s Observations, which can be accessed at this link, the goal of this FSR Issue was to describe the history of fast-track sentencing programs, as well as to illuminate the current debates over whether and when judges have discretion to consider fast-track disparities when sentencing defendants who quickly plead guilty in non-fast-track districts. To this end, this Issue reprints a variety of difficult-to-obtain primary sources that reveal the dynamic and diverse nature of fast-track sentencing programs in federal districts across the nation.
Update: Our original post neglected to mention that rising 3L Tom Gorman contributed an article to this issue about the history of the fast-track disparity.