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"The Criminal Sentencing Fire Storm" was first aired on Sunday August 8th 2004. Our Guest was Robert G. McCampbell, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Oklahoma.

Our topics included:
  1. It's been almost three years since he has been on the show - discuss how have things been going
  2. On June 3rd, Attorney General Ashcroft appointed him Chairman of the Sentencing Subcommittee
  3. On June 24th the Supreme Court issued the Blakely decision dealing with the sentencing guidelines
  4. Briefly describe what Blakely did
  5. What effect will it have on future cases? Effect on past cases?
  6. Justice Scalia wrote opinion - Justice O'Connor predicted it would "wreak havoc on trial courts across the country" - Does he agree or disagree?
  7. On August 9th, the ABA will take up a recommendation to liberalize sentencing and expand after release program - what he thinks about that
  8. He has been involved in "Project Exile" - discuss what that is and what kind of effect it is having in the community
  9. Where is his office's major emphasis - what kind of criminal activity?

Robert McCampbell, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers