Biden's sentencing panel noms vow to implement criminal justice reform law

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2022
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U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, Laura Mate, Claire McCusker Murray, U.S. Circuit Judge Luis Restrepo, U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, John Gleeson and Candice Wong appear before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Comma

Seven nominees to the U.S. Sentencing Commission promised on Wednesday to prioritize implementing a major 2018 criminal justice reform law, a task the hobbled panel had been unable to accomplish since losing its quorum shortly after its enactment.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves told the Senate Judiciary Committee that if confirmed as the panel's chair, the commission would also address "troubling" divisions that emerged among courts on sentencing issues during the years it lacked a quorum.

The Mississippi judge is one of four Democratic nominees and three Republican picks that...

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