Kate Stith Testifies Before USSC
On February 17, 2016, the U.S. Sentencing Commission held a hearing to consider whether it should expand its policy guidance to courts considering government motions filed under the “compassionate release” authority. ALI member Kate Stith of Yale Law School testified about the sentence reduction mechanisms that have been endorsed by ALI, focusing in particular on § 305.7.
Professor Stith’s testimony comes less than a month after the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections issued its final report providing recommendations for the improvement on the federal corrections system. A piece about the Task Force’s final report, written by ALI member Margaret Love, was featured on ALI’s website in January.
Both Ms. Love and Professor Stith are Advisers for the Model Penal Code: Sentencing project, portions of which will be presented at this year’s Annual Meeting for membership approval. Members interested in participating in the voting process must register for the Annual Meeting.
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