No. 20-1650.

142 S.Ct. 2389 (2022)

597 U.S. 481


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles L. McCloud , Washington, DC, for petitioner.

Matthew Guarnieri , Washington, D.C., for respondent.

J. Martin Richey , First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Boston, MA, Lisa S. Blatt , Charles L. McCloud , Counsel of Record, Benjamin N. Hazelwood , Alex C. Ussia , Danielle J. Sochaczevski , Aaron Z. Roper , Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.

Elizabeth B. Prelogar , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. , Assistant Attorney General, Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor General, Matthew Guarnieri , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Joel S. Johnson , Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Respondent.

There is a longstanding tradition in American law, dating back to the dawn of the Republic, that a judge at sentencing considers the whole person before him or her "as an individual." Koon v. United States, 518 U.S. 81, 113, 116 S.Ct. 2035, 135 L.Ed.2d 392...

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