Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Twenty year variance below guidelines is unreasonable

In U.S. v. Moreland, the Fourth Circuit in an opinion by Chief Judge Wilkins, joined by Judge Luttig and District Judge Kelley from the E.D. Va., concluded that West Virginia District Judge Goodwin erred by imposing a ten year sentence when the guidelines would call for 30 years.

Professor Berman has this interesting post about the decision.

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