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Oct 26, 2011

Commission seeks bill to cut sentencing variances

In testimony before Congress, the chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would cut down on sentencing disparities and add more teeth to sentencing guidelines adopted by the Commission.

Oct 12, 2011

11th Circuit to consider crack sentencing issues

ATLANTA (AP) – The federal appeals court in Atlanta has decided to take up a question about the scope of a 2010 federal law designed to reduce the disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentences. The Daily Report reports that the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is to review a case focusing on […]

Sep 26, 2011

7th Circuit decision limited to sexual abuse cases

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court held that need for rehabilitation is not an appropriate basis for imprisonment.

Sep 13, 2011

Sentencing – Due process – accurate information

2010AP2272-CR State v. Grant

Sep 13, 2011

Sentencing – Undue harshness

2010AP2777-CR State v. Rivas

Sep 12, 2011

Sentencing – Special assessments – payment

10-3802 In re Buddhi

Sep 9, 2011

Sentencing — Amount of loss

10-3682 & 10-3715 U.S. v. Salem

Sep 7, 2011

Sentencing – Drug quantity

10-1613, 10-1616 & 10-1757 U.S. v. Alvarado-Tizoc

Sep 7, 2011

Motor Vehicles – OWI – sentencing

2010AP1956-CR State v. Ellinger

Sep 7, 2011

Sentencing – Undue harshness

2010AP2723-CR State v. Linssen

Sep 6, 2011

Sentencing – FSA – equal protection

10-1532 U.S. v. Speed

Sep 6, 2011

Sentencing – Mortgage fraud – amount of loss

10-2160 U.S. v. Leiskunas


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