Materials Related to United States v. Booker

Congressional Reports and Testimony

Congressional Reports

  • Report on the Continuing Impact of United States v. Booker on Federal Sentencing (December 2012). This report assesses the continuing impact of United States v. Booker on the federal sentencing system. Part A of the report discusses the history of the federal sentencing guidelines and the sentencing process after Booker. It also provides statistical analyses of federal sentencing data and recommendations for strengthening the federal sentencing guidelines system. Parts B through F and corresponding appendices include more detailed descriptions of appellate court decisions, additional sentencing data, a description of other stakeholders' proposals for sentencing reform, and summaries of relevant public hearings and the Commission's 2010 survey of district judges.
  • Report on the Impact of United States v. Booker on Federal Sentencing (March 2006). This report assesses the impact of United States v. Booker on federal sentencing. Explanation of revisions to version released March 13, 2006.

Congressional Testimony

Public Hearings

Public Hearings

On February 16, 2012, the Commission held a public hearing on federal sentencing options pursuant to United States v. Booker. Review the hearing notice, the agenda and witness statements, or the hearing transcript.

In 2009–2010, the Commission held a series of regional public hearings on federal sentencing policy to mark the 25th anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 ("SRA"). Witnesses discussed issues related to federal sentencing policy and the implementation of the SRA over the past 25 years, including the impact of United States v. Booker on the federal sentencing guidelines.

Regional Public Hearings
Phoenix, AZ — Jan 20–21, 2010 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
Austin, TX — Nov 19–20, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
Denver, CO — Oct 20–21, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
Chicago, IL — Sep 9–10, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
New York, NY — Jul 9–10, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
Stanford, CA — May 27–28, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript
Atlanta, GA — Feb 10–11, 2009 Notice Agenda & Statements Transcript

On February 15–16, 2005, the Commission held a public hearing regarding the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker on the federal criminal justice community. Review the hearing notice, the agenda and witness statements, or the hearing transcript.

Selected Research and Data Reports and Surveys

Amicus Curiae Briefs