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February 2, 2023

Only three weeks now to US Sentencing Commission's first public hearing on its proposed guideline amendments

My long-standard status as a sentencing nerd is surely be debate, but I can make the case again when I admit that I got more than a bit giddy upon seeing this official notice from the US Sentencing Commission announcing its "Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines."  Here are the deets:

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2023 to commence at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on both days.

The public hearing will be held in the Mecham Conference Center in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC. The hearing will be streamed live below.

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to receive testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to Compassionate Release, Sexual Abuse of a Ward, and Acquitted Conduct.

Because there are many more issues covered in the USSC's proposed amendments, and because the comment period runs through mid-March, I suspect these scheduled two days of public hearings are just the first of what may be a series of hearings. How exciting.

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February 2, 2023 at 10:37 AM | Permalink


Doug Berman is the only guy I know wonky enough to look forward to a meeting of, of all things, the Sentencing Commission. When I told my friends a few years back that I'd been nominated to it, almost all of them were kind enough to try to hide the fact that they'd never heard of it.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Feb 2, 2023 8:38:12 PM

Clearly you need less cool friends, Bill.

Posted by: Doug B | Feb 2, 2023 9:26:46 PM

At this point, I'm lucky if my friends aren't headed to assisted living.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Feb 2, 2023 11:56:54 PM

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