Conyers & Scott Hail Sentencing Commission’s Vote Providing Retroactive Fairness for Low Level Offenders

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Today, the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply a reduction in the sentencing guideline levels applicable to most federal drug inmates retroactively. Unless Congress disapproves the amendment, beginning November 1, 2014, eligible inmates can ask courts to reduce their sentences. Courts will review a number of individualized factors, including public safety, in considerati... Read more »

Conyers Announces Establishment of Bipartisan Over-Criminalization Task Force

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This week, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee passed unanimously, by voice vote, a resolution establishing an, “Over-Criminalization Task Force.” Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) will serve as an ex officio member of the task force. Following the establishment of this task force, Rep. Conyers issued this statement: “For the last several decades, Congress has decided that the answer to mo... Read more »