RITA v. U.S.

No. 06-5754.

127 S.Ct. 2456 (2007)

551 U.S. 338

168 L.Ed.2d 203

Victor A. RITA, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 21, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas N. Cochran , for Petitioner.

Michael R. Dreeben , for Respondent.

Jeffrey T. Green , Robert N. Hochman , Ruthanne M. Deutsch , Quin M. Sorenson , Eric A. Shumsky , Brian E. Nelson , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C., Thomas N. Cochran , Assistant Federal Public Defender, Louis C. Allen III , Federal Public Defender, William C. Ingram , First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Elizabeth A. Flagg , Research & Writing Attorney, Greensboro, NC, for Petitioner.

Paul D. Clement , Alice S. Fisher , Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben , Deputy Solicitor General, Dan Himmelfarb , Matthew D. Roberts , Assistants to the Solicitor General, Nina Goodman , Jeffrey P. Singdahlsen , Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

The federal courts of appeals review federal sentences and set aside those they find "unreasonable." See, e.g., United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220, 261-263, 125 S.Ct. 738, 160 L.Ed.2d 621 (2005). Several Circuits have held that, when doing so, they will...


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