TITLE

Still in Balance? Federal District Court Discretion and Appellate Review Six Years After Booker

AUTHOR(S)
Michael Fisher, D.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Duquesne Law Review;Fall2011, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p641
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the governing federal sentencing practice in order to balance the challenge of newfound district court discretion in United States v. Booker. It discusses the development of sentencing jurisprudence and statistical evidences compiled by the sentencing commission to get knowledge about the change in habits and practices of district judges. It also discusses two court cases Gall v. United States and Kimbrough v. United States to clarify federal sentencing practice.
ACCESSION #
71140149

 

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