Public Comment from March 26, 2014

Letters Received by the United States Sentencing Commission in Response to Request for Public Comment on Proposed Amendments (see 79 FR 3279)

March 2014

Amendment No. 1 — Circuit Conflicts Involving Effects of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Resentencing Proceedings (USSG §1B1.10)

U.S. Department of Justice
Practitioners Advisory Group
Probation Officers Advisory Group
American Civil Liberties Union
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Federal Public and Community Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Prisology
Kevin Bennardo, Asst. Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Sample Citizen Letter

Amendment No. 2 — Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Chapter Two, Part A)

U.S. Department of Justice
Practitioners Advisory Group
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Victims Advisory Group
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Center for Victims of Crime

Amendment No. 3 — Drug Quantity Table (Chapter Two, Part D)

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D), Illinois; U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Vermont; U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), Kentucky
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D), California; U.S. Representative Paul Cook (R), California, 8th District; U.S. Representative Sam Farr (D), California, 20th District; U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), California; U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D), California, 2nd District; U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa (R), California, 1st District; U.S. Representative Doug Lamborn (R), Colorado, 5th District; U.S. Representative Mike Thompson (D), California, 5th District
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), California
U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte (R), Virginia, 6th District; U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R), Iowa
Committee on Criminal Law of the Judicial Conference of the United States
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey, Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Judge James O. Browning, District of New Mexico
U.S. Department of Justice
Probation Officers Advisory Group
American Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
Arcata City Mayor, California
Associated California Loggers
Brennan Center for Justice
California Farm Bureau Federation
Constitution Project
Del Norte County Board of Supervisors, California
Drug Policy Alliance
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal Public and Community Defenders
Fort Bragg City Councilmembers, California
Fort Bragg Police Department, California
Human Rights Watch
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, California
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
League of California Cities
Life for Pot
Mendocino County Office of the Sheriff-Coroner, California
National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National District Attorney's Association
Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Prisology
Right on Crime
Rural County Representatives of California
The Sentencing Project
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, California
Willits Chief of Police, California
Kevin Bennardo, Asst. Professor, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Paul D. Mac Aulay, Attorney at Law, Rochester, New York
Stephen Schulhofer, Professor, New York University School of Law
Jacob Schuman, Law Clerk, Honorable James E. Boasberg, U.S. District Court for District of Columbia
Sample Citizen Letters

Amendment No. 4 — Principles of Relevant Conduct in Firearms Offenses (USSG §2K2.1)

U.S. Department of Justice
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Federal Public and Community Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Amendment No. 5 — Alien Smuggling Through Dangerous Terrain (USSG §2L1.1)

U.S. Department of Justice
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Federal Public and Community Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Amendment No. 6 — Circuit Conflicts Involving Calculation of Guideline Range for Supervised Release (USSG §5D1.2)

U.S. Department of Justice
Practitioners Advisory Group
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Federal Public and Community Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York Council of Defense Lawyers

Amendment No. 7 — Undischarged Terms of Imprisonment (USSG §5G1.3)

U.S. Department of Justice
Practitioners Advisory Group
Probation Officers Advisory Group
Federal Public and Community Defenders
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York Council of Defense Lawyers
Prisology