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Pepper v. U.S.

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of Petitioner.

Brief filed: 09/07/2010

Documents

Pepper v. U.S.

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 09-6822

Prior Decision

Decision below 570 F.3d 958 (8th Cir. 2009).

Argument

The Court should excise Section 3742(g)(2) from the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 and hold that 18 U.S.C. Section 3553(a) permits district courts to consider post-sentencing rehabilitation at resentencing proceedings.

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Author(s)

Matthew M. Shors and Sara Zdeb, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC, and Sandeep Solanki, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco, Calif.