Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Seventh Circuit -- USA v. Juwan Matthews

Court did not procedurally err in imposing crack/cocaine ratio stated in the guidelines, despite citing Congressional intent -- clearly, the court demonstrated its knowledge that it could vary from that.

Not made substantively unreasonable by other judges' opting for the other crack/cocaine ratio, as judges must be allowed the discretion, and therefore any disparity between sentences is reasonable.

USA v. Juwan Matthews
Compiled by D.E. Frydrychowski, who is, not incidentally, not giving you legal advice.

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Author's SSRN page here.