United States Seventh Circuit

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US v . Beier, 06-3374

Sentence for producing child pornography is affirmed over defendant's arguments that: 1) the 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) sentencing factors required a lower sentence than the guideline minimum; 2) the sentence was inconsistent with the principle of marginal deterrence; 3) his sentence, by punishing less serious misconduct as heavily as more serious, created an arbitrary disparity in sentencing; and 4) a shorter sentence would have been adequate to achieve the penological objectives set forth in section 3553(a).

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/18/2007
  • Decided 05/29/2007
  • Published 05/29/2007


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, COFFEY, and FLAUM, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Laura A. Przybylinski (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Madison, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Michael W. Lieberman (argued), Federal Defender Services, Madison, WI, for Defendant-Appellant.