Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines Take Effect:
On November 1, 2015, amendments to the sentencing guidelines took effect. The 2015 Guidelines Manual
is now available online, and an interactive guide to the amendments
is available through the Sentencing Commission's website.
For an overview of the most relevant changes, see this Summary of 2015 Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines
by National Sentencing Resource Counsel. Defender Recommendations to Sentencing Commission:
The Federal Defender community frequently submits written comments to the USSC on a variety of matters, including proposed amendments to the guidelines. These submissions, which may provide ideas for challenging guideline sentences, can be accessed on our Defender Recommendations to Sentencing Commission