Rita, Claiborne, and the Courts of Appeals' Attachment to the Sentencing Guidelines
Carissa Byrne Hessick
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
F. Andrew Hessick III
Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2007
This article provides a critical assessment of the work of the courts of appeals when conducting reasonableness review after United States v. Booker. It examines the presumption of reasonableness most circuits have afforded to within-Guidelines sentences and the requirement that a variance from the Guidelines be supported by a justification proportionate to the variance.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: sentencing, appellate review, criminal lawAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 11, 2007
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