United States Sentencing Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-22213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-21174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 1, 2008, the Commission submitted to Congress amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and published these amendments in the Federal Register on May 9, 2008. See 73 FR 26924. The Commission has made technical and conforming amendments, set forth in this notice, to commentary provisions related to those amendments.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-18288
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2009.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-10370
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to its authority under 28 U.S.C. Sec. 994(p), the Commission has promulgated amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, commentary, and statutory index. This notice sets forth the amendments and the reason for each amendment.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-9372
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Sentencing Commission hereby gives notice of amendments to the commentary to Sec. 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) and to policy statement Sec. 1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)) made pursuant to its authority under 28 U.S.C. 994(a), (o), and (u).
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-1426
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This notice sets forth proposed amendments to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and a related issue for comment. The Commission invites public comment on these proposed amendments.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-1425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 994(a), (o), and (p) of title 28, United States Code, the United States Sentencing Commission is considering promulgating certain amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. This notice also provides multiple issues for comment, some of which are contained within proposed amendments. The specific proposed amendments and issues for comment in this notice are as follows: (1) Proposed amendment to Sec. 2B1.1 (Larceny, Embezzlement, and Other Forms of Theft; Offenses Involving Stolen Property; Property Damage or Destruction; Fraud and Deceit; Forgery; Offenses Involving Altered or Counterfeit Instruments Other than Counterfeit Bearer Obligations of the United States) and Appendix A repromulgating a temporary, emergency amendment implementing section 5 of the Emergency and Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-179, and related issues for comment; (2) a proposed amendment to Sec. 2C1.1 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Bribe; Extortion Under Color of Official Right; Fraud Involving the Deprivation of the Intangible Right to Honest Services of Public Officials; Conspiracy to Defraud by Interference with Governmental Functions) and Appendix A implementing the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, Public Law 110-81; (3) a proposed amendment to Sec. Sec. 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy), 2D1.2 (Drug Offenses Occurring Near Protected Locations or Involving Underage or Pregnant Individuals; Attempt or Conspiracy), 2N2.1 (Violations of Statutes and Regulations Dealing With Any Food, Drug, Biological Product, Device, Cosmetic, or Agricultural Product), and Appendix A regarding offenses involving human growth hormone (hGH) and offenses involving violations of certain food and drug safety laws, and related issues for comment; (4) a proposed amendment to Sec. 2E3.1 (Gambling Offenses) and Appendix A implementing the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-22; (5) a proposed amendment making various technical amendments to the guidelines; (6) a proposed amendment to Sec. 4A1.2 (Definitions and Instructions for Computing Criminal History); (7) a proposed amendment to Sec. 2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States) and a related issue for comment; and (8) issues for comment regarding a directive and two new offenses created by the Court Security Improvement Act of 2007, Public Law 110- 177.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: E8-889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 5(c) of the Emergency and Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2007, Public Law 110-179, the Commission hereby gives notice of a temporary, emergency amendment to the sentencing guidelines and commentary. This notice sets forth the temporary, emergency amendment and the reason for amendment.
Sentencing Guidelines for the United States Courts
Document Number: E7-25483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Sentencing Commission hereby gives notice of amendments to a policy statement and commentary made pursuant to its authority under 28 U.S.C. 994(a) and (u). The Commission promulgated an amendment to Policy Statement Sec. 1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range) clarifying when, and to what extent, a sentencing reduction is considered consistent with the policy statement and therefore authorized under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2). The Commission also has reviewed amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2007, that may result in a lower guideline range and has designated Amendment 706, as amended by Amendment 711, for inclusion in Policy Statement Sec. 1B1.10 as an amendment that may be applied retroactively.