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In re: Proposed Amendments to Chapter Eight of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
On March 22, 2010, the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) filed formal comments with the United States Sentencing Commission, urging it to reject proposals to greatly expand the potential conditions of probation for business organizations. The Commission is considering an amendment that could condition probation for a business organization on the invasive examination of the corporate defendantís books and records by an independent corporate monitor and further unannounced examinations of the defendantís business facilities. WLF argued that there is no reason to presume that an organization, once it has identified and disciplined those responsible for wrongdoing, cannot effectively monitor its own compliance. WLF also encouraged the Commission to articulate criteria for a sentencing court to use in determining whether such conditions are even appropriate or necessary in any given case.
Case Status:
Awaiting comission action.
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