Tribal Issues Advisory Group Public Hearing

Today, the United States Sentencing Commission (“Commission”) is holding a public hearing to receive testimony from members of its Tribal Issues Advisory Group (TIAG) on their final report addressing federal sentencing issues relating to American Indian defendants and victims, and to offenses committed in Indian country.

View the hearing agenda.

The Commission has proposed that studying the findings and recommendations contained in the May 2016 report and consideration of any subsequent amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines  be one of its policy priorities for the upcoming amendment year (ending May 1, 2017). The Commission is accepting public comment on all proposed priorities through July 25, 2016.

The hearing will be from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby), and will be broadcast live at


About Sarah M Donnelly

Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.
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