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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Sawyer

In June, the Second Circuit vacated a 25-year sentence for a sex offender because the district judge failed to consider his “nightmarish” childhood and overestimated the danger he poses to the community. But wait! In July, the panel withdraws the order. This week, and over a dissent, the Second Circuit affirms the 25-year sentence, which it deems “barbaric without being all that unusual.”


Tags: 2018, Criminal Sexual Activity, Second Circuit, Sentencing

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