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Professor Berman testifies before U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

July 11, 2007 | Faculty

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman testified Wednesday, July 11, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary regarding the “The Use and Misuse of Presidential Clemency Power for Executive Branch Officials.”

The hearing primarily included discussion of President Bush’s recent decision to eliminate the 2 ½-year prison sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Cheney’s former chief of staff. Libby was sentenced to the prison term for lying to federal investigators.

Professor Berman, one of the country’s leading experts in sentencing law, is the sole creator and author of the widely-read and widely-cited web blog, Sentencing Law and Policy.

A transcript and video of the hearing is expected be posted on the committee’s web site in the next few days.