Weinstein on Sentencing

10 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2012

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Kate Stith

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: September 13, 2011


Judge Jack Weinstein's sentencing jurisprudence is like the rest of his jurisprudence: powerful, creative, academically thorough, and often subject to reversal! His persistence is partially responsible for today's advisory sentencing guidelines. We can say of Judge Weinstein what he said of Learned Hand's description of Judge Cardozo: [He] never disguised the difficulties, as lazy judges do, who win the game by sweeping all the chessmen off the table."

Keywords: Jack Weinstein, sentencing, Fatico, child pornography, mandatory sentencing, sentencing guidelines

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Stith, Kate, Weinstein on Sentencing (September 13, 2011). Federal Sentencing Reporter, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1987074

Kate Stith (Contact Author)

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