H.R. 3327, Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009

H.R. 3327 amends 18 U.S.C. § 3553 to allow a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if the court finds that it is necessary to do so in order to avoid violating the requirements of § 3553(a), which lists several factors a court must consider when imposing a “sufficient, but not greater than necessary” sentence. The bill was reviewed by the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and was forwarded to the House Committee on the Judiciary for full vote on July 28, 2009.

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