Federal Sentencing Tips


Gorsuch May Bring Needed Changes To Federal Sentencing

This article, published by Law360, reviews a key opinion authored by Judge Gorsuch as it pertains to federal sentencing — United States v. Sabillon-Umana, 772 F.3d 1328 (10th Cir. 2014) — and the effect it already has had on recent U.S. Supreme Court sentencing jurisprudence. The authors believe that should Judge Gorsuch be confirmed, he will have not just a progressive influence on the development and reform of sentencing law generally, but his views on federal sentencing law and procedure as articulated in Sabillon-Umana may herald some fundamental and needed changes to federal sentencing law, policy and practice, particularly in the area of acquitted, uncharged and unproven conduct at sentencing.

Click to read the article.

About Alan Ellis
Alan Ellis is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco and New York, with 50 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. He is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of federal plea bargaining, sentencing, prison matters, appeals, habeas corpus 2255 motions and international criminal law.

Comments are closed.

Menu Menu