United States Sentencing Commission 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-27147
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 8 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111-220, 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. The specific amendment in this notice is as follows: An amendment regarding offenses involving crack cocaine (particularly offenses covered by Sec. Sec. 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) and 2D2.1 (Unlawful Possession; Attempt or Conspiracy)) and to account for certain aggravating and mitigating circumstances in drug trafficking cases (particularly cases under Sec. 2D1.1) to implement section 8 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111-220.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 29, 2010, the Commission submitted to the Congress amendments to the sentencing guidelines and official commentary, which become effective on November 1, 2010, unless Congress acts to the contrary. Such amendments and the reasons for amendment subsequently were published in the Federal Register. 75 FR 27388 (May 14, 2010). 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: 2010-22343
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Because the terms of certain voting members of the Practitioners Advisory Group are expiring as of October 2010, the United States Sentencing Commission hereby invites any individual who is eligible to be appointed to succeed such a voting member to apply. The voting memberships covered by this notice are two circuit memberships (for the Second Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit) and one at-large voting membership. Applications should be received by the Commission not later than November 8, 2010. Applications may be sent to Michael Courlander at the address listed below.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-22340
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In July 2010, the Commission published a notice of possible policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2011. See 75 FR 41927-41929 (July 19, 2010). 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: 2010-22337
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-08
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to section 994(a), (o), and (p) of title 28, United States Code, and section 8 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111-220, the Commission is considering promulgating a temporary, emergency amendment to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary to decrease penalties for offenses involving cocaine base (``crack'' cocaine) and to account for certain aggravating and mitigating circumstances in drug trafficking cases. This notice sets forth the proposed amendment and, for each part of the proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that part. This notice also provides multiple issues for comment, some of which are contained within the proposed amendment. The specific proposed amendment (and issues for comment) in this notice is as follows: A proposed temporary, emergency amendment and issues for comment regarding offenses involving crack cocaine (particularly offenses covered by Sec. Sec. 2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); (Attempt or Conspiracy) and 2D2.1 (Unlawful Possession; Attempt or Conspiracy)) and to account for certain aggravating and mitigating circumstances in drug trafficking cases (particularly cases under Sec. 2D1.1) to implement section 8 of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Public Law 111-220.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-17515
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
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 United States Sentencing Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2011.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-17291
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 29, 2010, the Commission submitted to the Congress amendments to the sentencing guidelines and official commentary, which become effective on November 1, 2010, unless Congress acts to the contrary. Such amendments and the reasons for amendment subsequently were published in the Federal Register. 75 FR 27388 (May 14, 2010). One of the amendments, specifically Amendment 5 pertaining to the use of recency as a factor in the calculation of the criminal history score, has the effect of lowering guideline ranges. The Commission requests comment regarding whether that amendment should be included in subsection (c) of Sec. 1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)) as an amendment that may be applied retroactively to previously sentenced defendants.
Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
Document Number: 2010-11552
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: United States Sentencing Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to its authority under 28 U.S.C. 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: 2010-970
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
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