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November 9, 2006

Tenth Circuit affirms two above-guideline sentences

Providing an interesting compliment to the Third Circuit's two affirmances of within-guideline sentences today (details here), the Tenth Circuit this evening has affirmed two above-guideline sentences in US v. Bishop, No. 05-3173 (10th Cir. Nov. 9, 2006) (available here) and in US v. Valtierra-Rojas, No. 05-3390 (10th Cir. Nov. 9, 2006) (available here).

As I have previously documented here, on appeal the circuits judging reasonableness care a lot about sentencing within the guidelines range ... unless the sentence imposed is higher than that range.

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