Gall v. United States & Kimbrough v.United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers.

Brief filed: 07/26/2007


Gall v. United States & Kimbrough v.United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 06-7949 etc.


In support of (1) It is not consistent with United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), and Rita v. United States, 551 U.S. __ (2007), for an appellate court to require that a sentence which lies outside the Guidelines range be justified by “extraordinary circumstances,” and (2) Sentencing judges must consider whether the Guideline ranges applicable to a given category of offenses adequately represent a sound balancing of all the Section 3553 factors pertinent to selecting the sentence for a particular case or group of cases within that category.

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Miguel A. Estrada and David Debold, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC.