Month: February 2006

New SEC Guidelines on Financial Penalties

The SEC should be commended for its Release (No. 2006-4) (Release: (Chatman Thomsen Speech: ) on January 4, 2006 giving guidance on the imposition of financial penalties on corporations. This marks the first time the agency has given

Sentencing Guidelines: Downward Departure Based on Age.

In addition to holding that the guidelines are voluntary rather than mandatory, the Booker court directed sentencing courts to consider the Section 3553 factors in arriving at a sentence. Three recent decisions discuss 3553(a)(2)(C), which directs the court to consider