Kimbrough v. United States

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Kimbrough v. United States presents a question to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Sentencing Guidelines:[1]

  • Can U.S. District Court judges consider the impact of the disparity in the federal sentencing guidelines - a 100:1 ratio in sentences established by Congress - for crack and powder cocaine crimes?


  1. U.S. Supreme Court. Kimbrough v. U.S., No. 06-6330. Certiorari granted June 11, 2007. Ruling below: 174 Fed.Appx. 798 (4th Cir. 2006).