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Gall v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In reviewing the reasonableness of sentences imposed by district judges, while the extent of the difference between a particular sentence and the...
12/10/2007 06-7949

Watson v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In the context of criminal sentencing, a person who trades his drugs for a gun does not "use" a firearm "during and in relation to . . . [a] drug...
12/10/2007 06-571

Kimbrough v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Under US v. Booker, the cocaine Sentencing Guidelines, like all other Guidelines, are advisory only, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in...
12/10/2007 06-6330

Logan v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The "civil rights restored" exemption from enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), contained in 18 U.S.C. section 921(a)(20),...
12/05/2007 06-6911

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Georgia State Bd. of Equalization

United States Supreme Court
Tax Law, Transportation
In the context of the valuation of property for tax purposes, the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 allows a railroad to...
12/04/2007 06-1287