RECORDING - 2023 Guideline Amendments Overview: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
This session from our Winning Strategies Seminar - Virtual, presented by Jayme Feldman and Leslie Scott, provides an overview of the 2023 Sentencing Guideline Amendments, which were transmitted to Congress on April 27, 2023, and will go into effect on November 1, 2023, absent congressional action to the contrary. We review the guideline amendment process and discuss the most important amendments promulgated by the Commission this year. We identify and brainstorm strategies forsentencing advocacy in light of the amendments, including how to use the ameliorative ones now and how to argue for the narrowest possible reading of the harmful ones down the line. By the end of the session, participants should understand the sentencing guideline amendment process; be familiar with the 2023 guideline amendments; and identify related strategies for success at sentencing.