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Gall v. United States
Citation:552 U.S. 38, 128 S.Ct. 586, 169 L.Ed.2d 445 (2007)
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Gall (Defendant) pleaded guilty to conspiring to deliver drugs. The district judge sentenced him to 36 months’ probation, justifying the lenient sentence because Gall had withdrawn from the conspiracy, was young at the time of his crimes, and had subsequently graduated from college and been gainfully employed. The Eighth Circuit reversed the sentence because it departed from the Sentencing Guidelines‘ recommended range without a sufficiently strong justification.
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