Public Comment from August 1, 2013

Public Comment Letters Received by the United States Sentencing Commission in Response to Request for Public Comment on Proposed Priorities (see 78 FR 32533)

August 2013

Proposed Priority No. 1 — Mandatory Minimum Penalties

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
The Drug Policy Alliance
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 2 — Drug Quantity Table

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Civil Liberties Union
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
The Drug Policy Alliance
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 3 — United States v. Booker

Federal Public and Community Defenders
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 4 — Economic Crimes

Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Antitrust Institute
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 5 — Continued Study of Definitions of "Crimes of Violence," "Aggravated Felony," "Violent Felony" and "Drug Trafficking Offense"

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Probation Officers Advisory Group
American Civil Liberties Union
Human Rights Watch
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 6 — Recidivism Study

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
The Drug Policy Alliance
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
Human Rights Watch
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 7 — Conditions of Probation, Supervised Release, Chapter Seven

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Victims Advisory Group – May
Victims Advisory Group – July
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 8 — Reduction in Sentence for Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances (Compassionate Release)

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group – May
Victims Advisory Group – July
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 9 — Firearms

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Probations Officers Advisory Group
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 10 — Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and Other Legislation

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Victims Advisory Group – May
Victims Advisory Group – July

Proposed Priority No. 11 — Circuit Conflicts

Department of Justice
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 12 — Child Pornography

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Practitioners Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group – May
Victims Advisory Group – July
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
CAUTIONClick National Campaign for Reform (Citizens Against Unfair Treatment of Internet Offenders Nationwide)
Citizen Letters from CAUTIONClick National Campaign for Reform
Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 13 — Miscellaneous

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Probation Officers Advisory Group

Other Suggested Priorities

State Senator Perry B. Clark, Kentucky
Professor Kevin Bennardo, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Stephen Clark Rogers, Esq., LL.M.
Mr. Joseph E. Murphy, CCEP
Olson & Associates
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Professor Douglas A Berman, Esq.