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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Courlander, Public Affairs Officer, Telephone: (202) 502–4590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of the United States Government. The Commission promulgates sentencing guidelines and policy statements for federal sentencing courts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(a). The VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Sep 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commission also periodically reviews and revises previously promulgated guidelines pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(o) and submits guideline amendments to the Congress not later than the first day of May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p). As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, the Commission has identified its policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2009. 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UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION


Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts

AGENCY: United States Sentencing Commission.

ACTION: Notice of final priorities.

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SUMMARY: In August 2008, the Commission published a notice of possible 
policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2009. See 72 FR 
46341 (August 8, 2008). After reviewing public comment received 
pursuant to the notice of proposed priorities, the Commission has 
identified its policy priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle and 
hereby gives notice of these policy priorities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Courlander, Public Affairs 
Officer, Telephone: (202) 502-4590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Sentencing Commission is 
an independent agency in the judicial branch of the United States 
Government. The Commission promulgates sentencing guidelines and policy 
statements for federal sentencing courts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(a). 
The Commission also periodically reviews and revises previously 
promulgated guidelines pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(o) and submits 
guideline amendments to the Congress not later than the first day of 
May each year pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 994(p).
    As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze 
sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing 
guidelines, the Commission has identified its policy priorities for the 
amendment cycle ending May 1, 2009. The Commission recognizes, however, 
that other factors, such as the enactment of any legislation requiring 
Commission action, may affect the Commission's ability to complete work 
on any or all of its identified priorities by the statutory deadline of 
May 1, 2009. Accordingly, it may be necessary to continue work on any 
or all of these issues beyond the amendment cycle ending on May 1, 
2009.
    As so prefaced, the Commission has identified the following 
priorities:
    (1) Continuation of its work on federal sentencing policy with the 
congressional, executive, and judicial branches of the government, and 
other interested parties, in light of United States v. Booker and 
subsequent Supreme Court decisions, possibly including (A) An 
evaluation of the impact of those decisions on the federal sentencing 
guideline system, (B) development of amendments to the federal 
sentencing guidelines, (C) development of recommendations for 
legislation regarding federal sentencing policy, and (D) a study of 
statutory mandatory minimum penalties;
    (2) Consideration of alternatives to incarceration, including 
preparation and dissemination of information and materials from the 
``Symposium on Crime and Punishment in the United States: Alternatives 
to Incarceration,'' hosted by the Commission on July 14-15, 2008, in 
Washington, DC;
    (3) Implementation of crime legislation enacted during the 110th or 
111th Congress warranting a Commission response, including (A) the 
Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-177; and (B) any 
other legislation authorizing statutory penalties or creating new 
offenses that requires incorporation into the guidelines;
    (4) Continuation of its work with Congress and other interested 
parties on cocaine sentencing policy to implement the recommendations 
set forth in the Commission's 2002 and 2007 reports to Congress, both 
entitled Cocaine and Federal Sentencing Policy, and to develop 
appropriate guideline amendments in response to any related 
legislation;
    (5) A multi-year study of the definition of ``crime of violence'' 
used in both statutes and guidelines;
    (6) Continuation of its efforts, in light of recent Supreme Court 
jurisprudence and pursuant to the Commission's ongoing authority and 
responsibility under 28 U.S.C. 995(a)(17), (18), and (21), to receive 
feedback and provide expanded training on the federal sentencing 
guidelines, including possibly holding regional public hearings;
    (7) Resolution of circuit conflicts, pursuant to the Commission's 
continuing authority and responsibility, under 28 U.S.C. 991(b)(1)(B) 
and Braxton v. United States, 500 U.S. 344 (1991), to resolve 
conflicting interpretations of the guidelines by the federal courts; 
and
    (8) Consideration of miscellaneous guideline application issues 
regarding (A) Offenses involving counterfeit bearer obligations of the 
United States, (B) application of Sec.  3C1.3 (Commission of Offense 
While on Release), and (C) other miscellaneous issues coming to the 
Commission's attention from case law and other sources.

    Authority: 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o); USSC Rules of Practice and 
Procedure 5.2.

Ricardo H. Hinojosa,
Chair.
[FR Doc. E8-22213 Filed 9-22-08; 8:45 am]
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