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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Booker
Citation:543 U.S. 220 (2005)
Booker (Respondent) was convicted of cocaine base possession with intent to distribute. The jury found that he had possessed 92.5 grams of crack. Under the Sentencing Guidelines, Booker’s sentencing range was 210 to 260 months in prison. The judge held a post-trial sentencing proceeding and concluded by a preponderance of the evidence that Booker had possessed an additional 566 grams of crack. Based on these findings, the judge sentenced him to 30 years in prison. Booker appealed his sentence.
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