On March 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., the Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines in the west side of the Mecham Conference Center in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building. View the agenda here.
The Commission held a public hearing on February 13, 2014 regarding implementation of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. View the agenda and witness statements here.
At the January public meeting, staff gave a data presentation to inform public comment on proposed amendments to the drug trafficking guideline. Accompanying materials to the webcast are available here.
Quick Facts publications give readers basic facts about a particular area of federal crime in an easy-to-read, two-page format.
Commission staff gave a presentation on the effective use of federal sentencing data at the November 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
The Commission voted to publish proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, including possible reductions to the sentencing guidelines levels for federal drug trafficking offenses.
In late November, Chair Saris sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing the Commission's unanimous support for specific statutory changes that would reduce prison costs and promote fairness in sentencing.
Visit the Commission's new Online Learning Center for videos and instructional materials on the federal sentencing guidelines.
The telephone number for the USSC HelpLine is (202) 502-4545. The hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday.
This notice sets forth proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines that the Commission is considering promulgating, as well as a synopsis of each proposed amendment and several issues for comment. Public comment is due no later than March 18, 2014.
NEW Updated Supreme Court Case Law and Selected Guideline Application Decisions by Circuit: Through January 2014
This page features congressional reports and testimony, written statements and transcripts from Commission hearings, public comment, research and data reports and surveys, and amicus curiae briefs discussing issues related to United States v. Booker.
These documents present federal case law addressing various offenses and guidelines. The primers are updated annually.