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The 2019 U.S. Supreme Court

What Acquitted Conduct Says about Justice Kavanaugh and Federal Defendants and Supervised Release The Supreme Court has changed drastically over the last two years. With the inclusion of both Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh to the highest court in the Country, there are plenty of questions on what way things will go for federal defendants …

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Notable Federal Sentencing, Crime and Defense News

The last few weeks has held a substantial amount of news concerning federal crime, sentencing, and defense news. Although there is not going to be an in-depth discussion on each topic here today, links are provided to source materials or detailed discussions and analyses. U.S. Supreme Court After a long break, the Supreme Court is …

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US Sentencing Commission Holds Important Public Hearings

February U.S.S.C. Public Hearings February is set to be a significant month in the world of the United States federal sentencing. The US Sentencing Commission has announced two public hearings regarding big sentencing issues involving federal criminal justice. The first hearing, announced Wednesday, is all about federal Child Pornography sentencing. A huge public reaction has …

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Early Termination from Federal Probation – What Judges Must Consider

Early Release from Federal Probation and Supervised Release Post #1 of a 3-Part Series In this first part to our series on early release from federal probation early (or supervised release), we’ll take a close look at the statutory factors that judges must consider when somebody on supervision asks for early termination. The only unbreakable …

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Will Congress Make Crack Law Retroactive?

Crack Cocaine Sentence Reductions – Retroactivity It is fairly common knowledge at this point that the United States Sentencing Commission has made their Sentencing Guideline Manual reductions for crack cocaine sentences retroactive. However, this policy has raised quite a few questions regarding how it works and who it helps. This article is meant to clear …

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Crack Cocaine Reduction Made Retroactive

Huge News for Relief Seekers The United States Sentencing Commission, in a unanimous vote on June 30, 2011, made retroactive the sentencing guideline in certain Crack Cocaine reduction cases to those already sentenced and serving time for their offenses. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 changed the guidelines for federal sentencing in all future “Cocaine …

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Vote to Determine Retroactivity of Crack Reduction Today

USSC Crack Reduction Vote From the Associated Press, an article about the United States Sentencing Commission vote today to determine if the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 will be made retroactive to currently incarcerated Crack Cocaine offenders. If passed, this could take an about 3 years off a sentence of a conviction involving Crack Cocaine. …

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