Federal Sentencing

Some articles on sentencing, federal sentencing, federal:

Apprendi V. New Jersey - Opinion of The Court - Dissents
... judges may have had little discretion in imposing sentence had little bearing for her on modern sentencing schemes ... decision would give rise to serious constitutional doubt in the federal sentencing scheme ... There are, to put it simply, far too many relevant sentencing factors to permit submission of all (or even many) of them to a jury." Because this was a premise upon which the Federal Sentencing ...
Marvin E. Frankel - Legacy
... Law Without Order, exercised a principal influence on the sentencing reform movement that had a significant influence on American sentencing law in the late 20th century ... Drawing on his experiences as a federal judge, Frankel argued that unrestrained sentencing discretion on the part of individual judges, a legacy of progressive penal policy that emphasized the rehabilitation of ... outrage made the book accessible to a wide policy-making public, and pushed his proposal for sentencing commissions empowered to create binding sentencing guidelines to ...
United States V. Booker - Decision - Remedial Holding
3553(b) — the provision of the federal sentencing statute that required district courts to impose a sentence within the Guidelines range — was "incompatible" with the ... the broader range of concerns set forth in the federal sentencing statute ... important to the increased uniformity of sentencing that Congress intended its Guidelines system to achieve." Although both remedies would "significantly alter the system that Congress designed ...

Famous quotes containing the word federal:

    There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom.
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