Thursday, November 01, 2007

Happy Guidelines Day! (Hope You Saved Some of Your Halloween Candy to Celebrate With)

It's November 1st, and you know what that means: new Guidelines! The Sentencing Commission has helpfully posted on its website the 2007 version of the Guidelines Manual, as well as a reader-friendly redline version of the amendments taking effect today. Highlights include changes to the crack guidelines, and to the "related cases" determination under Chapter 4. And over at, there's this helpful analysis of the 2007 amendments. FAMM's also in the fray here, here, and here.

The excitement continues later this month when the Sentencing Commission holds a hearing on whether to make the crack amendments retroactive. For more on that, follow the links on the front page of the Commission's website.

Of course, the real question that's got everyone buzzing is this: what color will the new Guidelines Manual be? Make your predictions in the comments. I say green and gold.



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