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Sentencing Lessons From Jenkins Child-Porn Case

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys have grown accustomed to certain realities about the sentencings after the landmark decisions of United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), Rita v. United States, 551 U.S. 338 (2007), Kimbrough v. United States, 552 U.S. 85 (2007), and Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38 (2007). Each of those cases addresses the flexibility sentencing judges have when imposing sentence. They still must consider the guidelines, which remain the starting point for their analysis, but they can then impose any reasonable sentence in light...
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