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Supreme Court Case Law

Supreme Court Cases on Sentencing Issues (September 2004) (.PDF) This document summarizes Supreme Court decisions in cases involving the Commission, the federal sentencing guidelines, and other related issues.

Selected Guideline Application Decisions

Selected Guideline Application Decisions 1996 (.PDF) This document contains selected case annotations from federal circuits for 1996.

Selected Guideline Application Decisions 1995 (.PDF) This is a summary of selected cases, organized according to pertinent guideline section, involving application of the federal sentencing guidelines or related sentencing issues for 1995.

Selected Guideline Application Decisions by Circuit

These documents present specific decisions by circuit courts regarding the federal sentencing guidelines.

DC Circuit (April 2004) (.PDF)

First Circuit (May 2004)(.PDF)

Second Circuit (April 2004) (.PDF)

Third Circuit (April 2004)(.PDF)

Fourth Circuit (September 2004)

Fifth Circuit ( March 2004) (.PDF)

Sixth Circuit (October 2003) (.PDF)

Seventh Circuit (October 2003) (.PDF)

Eighth Circuit (August 2004) (.PDF)

Ninth Circuit (July 2004) (.PDF)

Tenth Circuit (August 2004) (.PDF)

Eleventh Circuit (July 2004) (.PDF)

Circuit Conflicts

Resolving Circuit Conflicts - Part I (.PDF)

Resolving Circuit Conflicts - Part II (.PDF)

Circuit Conflicts Addressed by Commission Amendment (.PDF)

Circuit Conflicts (for Review and Consideration During 1997-98) Contains circuit conflict issues identified by the Commission, for which staff will develop additional information and amendment options.

 

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