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U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Federal Sentencing

Publication Date: 
February 26, 2007
Lawyers USA
Nora Lockwood Tooher

The case about how closely judges have to follow Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Here is a quote by Professor Fisher:

"The Courts of Appeals have largely reinstituted the world as it was beforehand," he said. "Those of us in the criminal defense community and lots of academics think those courts are just not taking seriously the Supreme Court's decision that the Sixth Amendment doesn't allow the guidelines to be mandatory."