Dissent in 'Peugh' as a Blueprint for Below-Guidelines Sentences

, New York Law Journal


Anthony S. Barkow and Alison I. Stein of Jenner & Block discuss a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that a criminal defendant cannot be sentenced based upon the current Sentencing Guidelines if they call for a harsher punishment than the guidelines that were in place at the time of the underlying offense, and Justice Clarence Thomas' dissent in the case, which may offer significant additional help to criminal defendants.

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