Video, transcripts and other information about principal attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma’s testimony at the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s public hearing on November 5 is now available. The testimony, on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, endorsed a proposed amendment to the Sentencing Guidelines to eliminate the “residual clause” portion of the Guidelines’ definition of “crime of violence.”
NACDL also advocated for making the change retroactive, so that people serving long sentences based on the unconstitutionally vague language would be able to ask a judge to have another look. Here are links to the testimony and the video. Mr. Margulis-Ohnuma’s testimony is found in Part 3, starting around 17:20.