Published on: Friday, August 5, 2022

The Senate confirmed President Biden’s seven bipartisan nominees to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, fully restocking the panel and giving it the quorum needed to create guidance for the first time since 2019 (USSC press release).

The new panel will be led by US District Judge Carlton Reeves, who is the first Black chair in the commission’s history.

In addition to Judge Reeves of Jackson, Mississippi, the nominees confirmed were U.S. Circuit Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, Laura Mate and Claire McCusker Murray, who are expected to be designated as Vice Chairs; District Judge Claria Horn Boom; former District Judge John Gleeson; and Candice Wong.