In a memorandum issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, federal prosecutors are directed to pursue the most severe penalties possible.
This post is a presentation of information found in the Proposed Final Draft of the Sentencing project. Please also consider reading Part 1: Sentencing Guidelines.
This post is a presentation of information found in the Proposed Final Draft of the Sentencing project. This will be presented at ALI’s Annual Meeting this May.
The following is excerpted from the Comments of the Proposed Final Draft (PFD). The Black Letter found below is the full black letter from the PFD.
On March 20, 2017, the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass HF 579, a new sentencing reform bill that would build on the successful reforms implemented last year.
Beverly Walker doubts that the governor’s plan to abolish the Wisconsin Parole Commission will add efficiency to a sluggish system, and she suspects it would make qualifying for parole even more difficult.
At its January 2017 meeting, the Council took several actions concerning project drafts.
The Sixth Edition of the Trial Manual for the Defense of Criminal Cases is now available.
The MPC’s “second look” proposal and other sentence reduction provisions provide a blueprint for dealing with a problem the Obama Administration has worked hard to resolve over almost three years, with only partial success. That problem is the one reflected in the situation of hundreds – perhaps thousands – of federal prisoners serving lengthy no-parole sentences that would be less severe if imposed today.
This article argues that the existing regime for sentencing violations of CFAA is based on a conceptual error that consistently leads to improper sentencing recommendations.