Public Comment from March 17, 2010

Public Comment Letters Received by the United States Sentencing Commission In Response to Request for Public Comment (see 75 FR 3525)

March 2010

Amendment No. 1: Alternatives to Incarceration

Department of Justice
Department of Justice (Testimony of Tristram J. Coffin)
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Federal Public and Community Defenders (Testimony of Margy Meyers and Marianne Mariano)
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Practitioners’ Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group (Testimony of Susan Howley)
Sens. Jeff Sessions & Orrin Hatch, and Reps. Lamar Smith, F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Daniel E. Lungren, Elton Gallegly, Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Ted Poe
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. & Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
Community Connections
Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service
National Women’s Law Center
Citizen Letters

Amendment No. 2: Specific Offense Characteristics

Department of Justice
Department of Justice (Testimony of Tristram J. Coffin)
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Federal Public and Community Defenders (Testimony of Margy Meyers and Marianne Mariano)
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Practitioners’ Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group (Testimony of Susan Howley)
Sens. Jeff Sessions & Orrin Hatch, and Reps. Lamar Smith, F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., Daniel E. Lungren, Elton Gallegly, Steve King, Louie Gohmert and Ted Poe
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. & Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
American Civil Liberties Union
National Immigration Project
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Holmes Bell

Amendment No. 3: §1B1.11 Application Issues

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders (Testimony of Margy Meyers and Marianne Mariano)
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Practitioners’ Advisory Group
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan

Amendment No. 4: §4A1.1(e) Recency

Department of Justice
Department of Justice (Testimony of Andrea Smith)
Federal Public and Community Defenders (Testimony of Margy Meyers and Marianne Mariano)
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Practitioners’ Advisory Group
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
American Civil Liberties Union
National Immigration Project

Amendment No. 5: §3A1.1 Hate Crimes

Department of Justice
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group (Testimony of Susan Howley)
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
Anti-Defamation League, et. al

Amendment No. 6: §8B2.1 Effective Compliance and Ethics Programs

Department of Justice
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Practitioners’ Advisory Group (Testimony of David Debold)
Victims Advisory Group (Testimony of Susan Howley)
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
Kaplan & Walker
Kaplan EduNeering
Association of Corporate Counsel
Ethics Resource Center
Joseph Murphy, Esq., CCEP
Compliance Systems Legal Group
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.
Ethisphere
Bart M. Schwartz, Counselor at Law
U. S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
Corporate Environmental Enforcement Council
Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct
Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
Accenture
Compliance & Competition Consultants, LLC
ARMA International
Allenbaugh Nami Shabahangi, LLP
RAND Center For Corporate Ethics & Governance
Washington Legal Foundation
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
Open Compliance and Ethics Group

Amendment No. 7: Miscellaneous

Department of Justice
Lucia Kuizon
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group (Testimony of Susan Howley)
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan
Citizen Letters

Amendment No. 8: Technical Issues

Department of Justice
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Philip Miller, Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Eastern District of Michigan