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Fun with Numbers: Gall's Mixed Message Regarding Variance Calculations


Nicholas Deuschle


University of Chicago - Law School

March 12, 2013

University of Chicago Law Review 2013, Forthcoming

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This Comment seeks to resolve an unaddressed issue stemming from recent developments in the Supreme Court’s sentencing jurisprudence. In Gall v. United States, the Supreme Court required that appellate courts "consider the extent of the deviation" of criminal sentences imposed outside the Sentencing Guidelines range. The Court, however, provided little guidance as to what this requirement means. Specifically, how should appellate courts calculate that deviation from the Sentencing Guidelines?

Number of Pages in PDF File: 37

Keywords: guidelines, variance, Gall, extent of variance, deviation

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Date posted: March 13, 2013 ; Last revised: May 14, 2013

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Deuschle, Nicholas, Fun with Numbers: Gall's Mixed Message Regarding Variance Calculations (March 12, 2013). University of Chicago Law Review 2013, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2231863

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University of Chicago - Law School ( email )
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Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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