Spotlight

NEW Final 2015 Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (Effective November 1, 2015)

On April 30, 2015, the Commission submitted to Congress amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines pursuant to its authority under 28 U.S.C. § 994(p). View the federal register notice.

 

Report: Illegal Reentry Offenses (April 16, 2015)

This report focuses on offenders sentenced under USSG §2L1.2, including their criminal histories, number of prior deportations, and personal characteristics.

 

Chair's Speech: "The 2015 Economic Crime Amendments" (April 14, 2015)

On April 14, 2015, Chair Saris delivered a keynote address at the Regulatory Offenses and Criminal Law Conference, hosted by New York University's Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.

 

Training

Mark your calendars for the Commission's 2015 Annual National Seminar on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (September 16-18, 2015) to be held in New Orleans, LA. Registration will open soon.

 
 
 
 

Video: USSC Live! A Look Ahead at 2015

Staff answer questions about retroactive application of the 2014 drug amendment and discuss proposed 2015 amendments.

 

Amendment Process

Video: Public Meeting to Vote on 2015 Amendments

On April 9, 2015, Commissioners held a public meeting to vote to promulgate amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. View public comment received on proposed amendments.

 
 
 

Video: Public Hearing on Proposed 2015 Amendments

On March 12, 2015, Commissioners received testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. View the agenda and witness statements.

 

Resources

Video: Economic Crime Data Briefing

 

Supreme Court Case Law & Circuit Decisions

 

Video: Victims’ Rights and Federal Sentencing

 

Results of 2014 Survey of U.S. District Judges

 

Materials on 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment

 

USSC HelpLine

The HelpLine assists practitioners in applying the guidelines. Contact: (202) 502-4545. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday.