Thursday, February 23, 2023

NOTICE: On February 23 and 24, 2023, the Sentencing Commission is holding hearings on proposed amendments to the US Sentencing Guidelines on the topics of: 

  • Reductions in Sentencing/aka Compassionate Release
  • Prohibition of Use of Acquitted Conduct at Sentencing
  • Guidelines for Sex Abuse of a Ward

The hearings will stream live at this link:  two days of hearings 

Written testimony is available at that link also, and Defender witness testimony is also available on the website of Sentencing Resource Counsel, here

There will be additional hearings on March 7 and 8, on Firearms, Fake Pills and the First Step Act-Drug Offenses, Circuit Conflicts, Career Offender, and Criminal History.


Two wins in the Third Circuit interpreting whether PA aggravated assault statute is an ACCA predicate: United States v. Marc Harris and United States v. Samuel Jenkins

United States v. Marc Harris   United States v. Samuel Jenkins In United States v. Harris , -- F.4th --, 2023 WL 3494771 (3d Cir. May 17, 20...