This article addresses the question of policy circumvention in federal courts by examining how legal actors have differentially adapted their adjudicatory practices after U.S. v. Booker (2005) rendered the federal sentencing guidelines advisory rather than mandatory.
In Depth Reading
Volume 43 Issue 1
Poor people and people of color are the authors of community legal thought. Through interviews, inhabitants of Boyle Heights share their views on what belongs to them.
While often viewed as a victory in the effort to end the criminalization of poverty, there is a substantial risk that ability-to-pay determinations may actually exacerbate the exact problem they seek to address.