Monday, February 27, 2006

Fourth Circuit restricts district judges on Guidelines issues

In United States v. Eura, the Fourth Circuit held that a district court in the post-Booker world can vary from the advisory sentencing range under the Guidelines by substituting its own crack cocaine/powder cocaine ratio for the 100:1 crack cocaine/powder cocaine ratio chosen by Congress.

Professor Berman over at Sentencing Law and Policy has this post on the decision.

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