Published on: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The White House is preparing to fill several vacancies on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which has lacked a full slate of Commissioners for the entirety of the current administration. With only two of seven Commissioners in place since the start of 2019, the Commission has lacked a quorum and cannot complete any formal work, including work that should be done in response to the FIRST STEP Act. Announcement of several of the nominees has prompted considerable critical commentary from various sources.