10.01.13 | Articles, Books & Journals

Calls for Sanity In White-Collar Sentencing

New York Law Journal

Sentences in white collar cases called for by the Sentencing Guidelines often are unduly severe.  Courts and policy makers finally appear to be taking notice and a change may be afoot.  This article, “Calls for Sanity in White-Collar Sentencing,” examines a powerful recent opinion from a judge on a Second Circuit panel that takes issue with courts' mechanical application of the Guidelines concept of “intended loss,” which greatly increases white collar sentences. The article also discusses the long over-due attention the Sentencing Commission is paying to the problem.

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