Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts
On August 17, 2015, the United States Sentencing Commission published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 49314) requesting comment regarding a proposed amendment to the sentencing guidelines and commentary. The proposed amendment and issues for comment published in the notice were as follows: A proposed amendment to revise the ``crime of violence'' and ``drug trafficking offense'' definitions in the career offender guideline and the illegal reentry guideline, including (A) A proposed amendment to Sec. 4B1.2 (Definitions of Terms Used in Section 4B1.1) to delete the residual clause and revise the list of enumerated offenses in the ``crime of violence'' definition, (B) a proposed amendment to Sec. 4B1.2 to implement an additional requirement related to the state felony classification in determining whether an offense qualifies as a felony under Sec. 4B1.2, and (C) corresponding changes to the ``crime of violence'' and ``drug trafficking offense'' definitions in Sec. 2L1.2 (Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States) to bring them more into parallel with the definitions at Sec. 4B1.2, and related issues for comment. The Commission further requested comment regarding retroactive application of the proposed amendment. The Commission is issuing this notice to advise the public that the period for public comment has been extended to November 25, 2015. The deadline was initially November 12, 2015.
Request for Applications; Victims Advisory Group
In view of upcoming vacancies in the membership of the Victims Advisory Group, the United States Sentencing Commission hereby invites any individual who has knowledge, expertise, and/or experience in the area of federal crime victimization to apply to be appointed to the membership of the advisory group. Applications should be received by the Commission not later than December 28, 2015. An applicant for membership of the Victims Advisory Group should apply by sending a letter of interest and r[eacute]sum[eacute] to the Commission as indicated in the ADDRESSES section below.