Public Comment from June 21, 2024

June 2024
Sample of Original Public Comment Received on Retroactivity
89 FR 36853

The Commission reviews and catalogs all public comment submissions for future reference and official recordkeeping purposes. A representative sample of public comment is carefully selected, redacted, and posted online to provide the public with the kind of information considered by the Commissioners during their deliberations.

 

In April 2024, the Commission requested comment on whether Amendment 1, Amendment 3 (Parts A and B), and Amendment 5 (Part D) (effective November 1, 2024), should be included in subsection (d) of §1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)) as an amendment that may be applied retroactively to previously sentenced defendants. Because these amendments could reduce the sentencing range of future defendants, the Commission is required by law to consider whether judges can extend those reductions to previously sentenced individuals. The Compilation of Public Comment is available below. 

Written reply comments, which may only respond to issues raised during the original comment period (see comments below), should be received by the Commission not later than July 22, 2024. You may submit written reply comments through the Public Comment Submission Portal. 

View original submissions by topic:

  1. Acquitted Conduct (Amendment #1)
  2. Firearms Enhancement for Altered/Obliterated Serial Number (Amendment #3A)
  3. Firearms Grouping Rules (Amendment #3B)
  4. Enhanced Drug Penalties for Death/Serious Bodily Injury (Amendment #5D)

 

 

Acquitted Conduct (Amendment #1)

  • Committee on Criminal Law of the Judicial Conference of the United States [88]
  • Chief District Judge Catherine C. Eagles [96]
  • Chief District Judge Charles Williams [99]
  • District Judge Joe Anderson [100]
  • District Judge Joe Heaton [101]
  • District Judge William Shubb [102]
  • District Judge Terry Wooten [103]
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division [111]
  • Federal Public and Community Defenders [128]
  • Practitioners Advisory Group [144]
  • Probation Officers Advisory Group [155]
  • Tribal Issues Advisory Group [164]
  • Victims Advisory Group [169]
  • Coalition To Abolish Death By Incarceration [188]
  • FAMM [189]
  • FWD.us [195]
  • Islam, Religious/Faith Community Group [202]
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [203]
  • Ohio Children of Incarcerated Parents Initiative [208]
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Muslim Student Assoc. [209]
  • Michael Carona, Law Enforcement (Retired) [210]
  • Susan Conforti, Religious Leader [214]
  • James Craven, III, Attorney at Law [215]
  • Issa Ghannoum, Army Servicemember [216]
  • Warren Little, Chief Probation Officer [217]
  • Murray Miron, Software Engineer [218]
  • Angela Moore, Attorney at law [219]
  • Jaime Muse, Probation Officer [220]
  • Miloslava Plachkinova, Professor/Researcher [221]
  • Dawn Taylor, Religious Leader [223]
  • Sample Citizen Letters [224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 234, 239, 242, 243, 244, 247, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 261, 262]
 

Firearms Enhancement for Altered/Obliterated Serial Number (Amendment #3A)

  • Chief District Judge Catherine C. Eagles [96]
  • Chief District Judge Charles Williams [99]
  • District Judge Joe Anderson [100]
  • District Judge Joe Heaton [101]
  • District Judge William Shubb [102]
  • District Judge Terry Wooten [103]
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division [114]
  • Federal Public and Community Defenders [134]
  • Practitioners Advisory Group [148]
  • Probation Officers Advisory Group [158]
  • Tribal Issues Advisory Group [166]
  • Victims Advisory Group [183]
  • FWD.us [195]
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [203]
  • Murray Miron, Software Engineer [218]
  • Jaime Muse, Probation Officer [220]
  • Cynthia Reyes, Probation Officer [222]
  • Dawn Taylor, Religious Leader [223]
  • Sample Citizen Letters [224, 225, 233, 243, 253, 254, 256]

 

 

Firearms Grouping Rules (Amendment #3B)

  • Chief District Judge Catherine C. Eagles [96]
  • Chief District Judge Charles Williams [99]
  • District Judge Joe Anderson [100]
  • District Judge Joe Heaton [101]
  • District Judge William Shubb [102]
  • District Judge Terry Wooten [103]
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division [119]
  • Federal Public and Community Defenders [137]
  • Practitioners Advisory Group [148]
  • Probation Officers Advisory Group [160]
  • Tribal Issues Advisory Group [167]
  • FWD.us [195]
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [203]
  • Murray Miron, Software Engineer [218]
  • Angela Moore, Attorney at law [219]
  • Jaime Muse, Probation Officer [220]
  • Cynthia Reyes, Probation Officer [222]
  • Dawn Taylor, Religious Leader [223]
  • Sample Citizen Letters [224, 240, 241, 243, 245, 253, 254]

 

 

Enhanced Drug Penalties for Death/Serious Bodily Injury (Amendment #5D)

  • Chief District Judge Stephen R. Clark [93]
  • Chief District Judge Catherine C. Eagles [96]
  • District Judge Joe Anderson [100]
  • District Judge Joe Heaton [101]
  • District Judge William Shubb [102]
  • District Judge Terry Wooten [103]
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division [115]
  • Federal Public and Community Defenders [139]
  • Practitioners Advisory Group [149]
  • Probation Officers Advisory Group [161]
  • Victims Advisory Group [184]
  • FWD.us [195]
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [203]
  • Murray Miron, Software Engineer [218]
  • Angela Moore, Attorney at law [219]
  • Jaime Muse, Probation Officer [220]
  • Dawn Taylor, Religious Leader [223]
  • Sample Citizen Letters [224, 243, 248, 253, 254, 259, 260]