GALL v. U.S.

No. 06-7949.

128 S.Ct. 586 (2007)

552 U.S. 38

169 L.Ed.2d 445

Brian Michael GALL, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 10, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey T. Green , Washington, DC, appointed by this Court, for petitioner.

Michael R. Dreeben , Washington, DC, for respondent.

Paul D. Clement , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Alice S. Fisher , Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben , Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew D. Roberts , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Nina Goodman , Jeffrey P. Singdahlsen , Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Marc Milavitz , The Alternative Law Office of Marc Milavitz, Boulder, CO, Jeffrey L. Fisher , Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, Sarah O'Rourke, Schrup, Chicago, IL, Jeffrey T. Green , Counsel of Record, Quin M. Sorenson , Pankaj Venugopal , Brian E. Nelson , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C., Michael Dwyer , David Hemingway , Federal Public Defender Office, St. Louis, MO, for Petitioner.

Justice STEVENS delivered the opinion of the Court.

In two cases argued on the same day last Term we considered the standard that courts of appeals should apply when reviewing the reasonableness of sentences imposed by district judges. The first, Rita v. United States, 551 U.S. 338, 127 S.Ct. 2456, 168 L.Ed.2d 203 (2007), involved a sentence within the range recommended by the Federal...


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