Guidelines Gone Awry

, New York Law Journal

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In their Sentencing Guidelines column, Alan Vinegrad and Jason Levine of Covington & Burling write that proposals to address below-guideline sentences recommended by witnesses testifying before a recent House Subcommittee hearing have run the gamut from repeal of the Sentencing Reform Act to again making the guidelines presumptively applicable. But the commission's proposals did not address the real culprit - the guidelines themselves.

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