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US v. Taylor, 17‐2986

Affirmed the life sentences of two men for robbing a store and killing the owner, rejecting their contention that their sentences were substantively unreasonable in light of mitigating factors, in particular their troubled upbringings. Held that an appellate court presumes that a sentence is reasonable where a district judge thoroughly examines and rejects the defendant's mitigation arguments in issuing a within‐guidelines sentence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/10/31


  • St. Eve


  • United States Seventh Circuit


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