November 4, 2006
Supreme Court Grants Cert in Sentencing Guidelines Case
The Court will interpret the new version of the Sentencing Guidelines, answering (one hopes) according to an article on scotusblog: "whether a criminal sentence that is within the federal guidelines is to be treated as reasonable, and thus valid. It also said it would rule on whether a sentence below the guideline range is reasonable. It accepted for review two cases on an issue that has led to a multitude of rulings in lower courts, producing a conflict at least on key aspects of that question." The article is here.
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