Sentencing Panel Study Of Mandatory Minimums A Year Off


The U.S. Sentencing Commission won’t issue its pending study on mandatory minimum sentences for another year, reports Ohio State University law. Prof. Doug Berman. In October 2009, Congress directed the panel to report a year later. Berman says he learned at an American Bar Association seminar on sentencing this past week that the commission got an extension on its due date.

Says Berman: “Though I am somewhat disappointed we all now have to wait another year to get the USSC’s wisdom on the wisdom of mandatory minimum sentencing provisions [ ], I am somewhat hopeful that we might get some data from the USSC on this front sooner rather than later.”

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