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January 22, 2009

US Sentencing Commission publishes proposed guidelines amendments

I just noticed on the US Sentencing Commission's website that there is now this link providing access to the 112-page(!) official notice of the USSC's proposed guideline amendments for this coming amendment cycle.  As highlighted by this official summary, readers might want to make sure they have a big cup of coffee before sitting down to try to take in all the proposed amendments:

The proposed amendments and issues for comment in this notice are as follows:

(1) a proposed amendment in response to the Identity Theft Restitution and Enforcement Act of 2008, title II of Pub. L. 110–326...;

(2) a proposed amendment in response to the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110–465...;

(3) a proposed amendment in response to the Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110–407...;

(4) an issue for comment in response to the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110–177, regarding the guidelines’ treatment of homicide, assault, and threat offenses;

(5) an issue for comment in response to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110–457, regarding the guidelines’ treatment of alien harboring and human trafficking offenses;

(6) a proposed amendment in response to miscellaneous issues arising from legislation recently enacted and other miscellaneous guideline application issues, including proposed changes to the guidelines’ treatment of offenses involving contempt, consumer product safety, interest rate limitations, domestic violence, child soldiers, veterans’ grave markers, child pornography, firearms, threats, and copyright infringement and the guidelines’ treatment of probation and supervised release, and related issues for comment;

(7) a proposed amendment to §2A3.2 ... and §2G1.3 ... in response to a circuit conflict regarding application of the undue influence enhancement in those guidelines, and a related issue for comment;

(8) a proposed amendment to §3C1.3 (Commission of Offense While on Release) in response to an application issue regarding that guideline;

(9) a proposed amendment in response to a circuit conflict regarding the guidelines’ treatment of counterfeiting offenses involving "bleached notes", including a proposed change to §2B5.1 (Offenses Involving Counterfeit Bearer Obligations of the United States); and

(10) a proposed amendment in response to certain technical issues that have arisen in the guidelines.

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