January 9, 2014 – US Sentencing Commission suggests lowering drug guideline sentences across the board!


In a vote that may not be historic but is still very important and a sign of the times, the US Sentencing Commission earlier today voted to publish proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines which include an across-the-board reduction in the sentences recommended for all drug offenses.  This official press release effectively summarizes  the proposed amendments and others that were voted upon today at the USSC’s public meeting: