This appendix sets forth the principal statutory provisions governing sentencing, the Sentencing Commission, and the drafting of sentencing guidelines as extracted from the following sources:
18 U.S.C. chapter 227 ("Sentences");
18 U.S.C. chapter 229 ("Postsentence Administration");
18 U.S.C. chapter 232 ("Miscellaneous Sentencing Provisions");
18 U.S.C. chapter 235 ("Appeal");
28 U.S.C. chapter 58 ("United States Sentencing Commission"); and
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100-690), the Major Fraud Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100-700), the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (Pub.L. 101-73), the Crime Control Act of 1990 (Pub.L. 101-647), the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1992 (Pub.L. 102-141), and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Pub.L. 103-322) (set out as notes under 28 U.S.C. 994).
The legal authority for the United States Sentencing Commission ("Commission") and the related authority and procedures for sentencing in federal courts have their legislative foundation in the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 (Chapter II of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, Pub.L. 98-473, October 12, 1984).
These statutory provisions are presented in this appendix solely for the purpose of providing a reference to federal sentencing law as it currently stands. For the sake of brevity, certain miscellaneous provisions are omitted. The Commission makes no representations concerning the accuracy of these provisions and recommends that authoritative sources be consulted where legal reliance is necessary.
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