Public Comment from August 26, 2011

Public Comment Letters Received by the United States Sentencing Commission In Response to Request for Public Comment on Proposed Priorities (see 76 FR 45007)

August 2011

Proposed Priority No. 1 - Mandatory Minimum Penalties/Safety Valve

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Sample Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 2 - Securities Fraud/Dodd-Frank Act

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Letter from Washington Legal Foundation
Letter from The Constitution Project
Letter from American Bar Association

Proposed Priority No. 3 - United States v. Booker

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Sample Citizen Letter

Proposed Priority No. 4 - Multi-Year Review §2D1.1

Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Letter from The Sentencing Project
Sample Citizen Letter

Proposed Priority No. 5 - Child Pornography

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Letter from L. Andrew Dunham, Attorney
Sample Citizen Letters

Proposed Priority No. 6 - Crime of Violence and Categorical Approach

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders

Proposed Priority No. 7 - Departures

Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group

Proposed Priority No. 8 - Human Rights

Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders

Proposed Priority No. 9 - Circuit Conflicts

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders

Proposed Priority No. 10 - §5K2.19/BZP/Miscellaneous

Letter from U.S. Department of Justice
Letter from Federal Public and Community Defenders
Letter from Practitioners Advisory Group
Letter from Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Letter from U.S. District Court Judge Paul Cassell
Letter from The Ethisphere Institute