February 17, 2017
US Sentencing Commission announces plans and opens registration for two(!) national seminars
I was intrigued this morning to receive an email from the US Sentencing Commission announcing that it will be conducting two "National Seminars on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines." As this USSC webpage reveals, historically the USSC has presented only a single annual seminar, and even that event did not happen in 2013 due to tight budget times thanks to the sequestration that year. But now, despite a new administration saying two bad old federal regulations are going to be cut for every shiny new one, apparently the mighty Sentencing Commission this year was able to flip this around by offering two shiny new seminars when in the bad old days we only got one.
Jokes aside, I have always found the USSC annual seminars to be terrific and informative events, and the fact that these events are free to participants and fully open to the public truly makes them a very valuable and important form of government public service. This USSC page provides the details of the two upcoming events and links for registering for them:
2017 National Seminar Series on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
May 31-June 2 in Baltimore
September 6-8 in Denver
The Commission will also hold a seminar in San Diego on June 22-23 for judges only. Other seminars are open to the public.
Registration opened on Friday, February 17, 2017 for both the Baltimore and Denver seminars. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
February 17, 2017 at 10:20 AM | Permalink
Emptying the prisons had nothing to do with this . . . .
Posted by: federalist | Feb 17, 2017 1:41:18 PM
Yes, they are open to the public, but it's the same as when the Sentencing Commission asks for Public Comment on various issues, the public's voice seems to fall on deaf ears.
Posted by: kat | Feb 19, 2017 10:37:32 AM