Inner City Press Livetweeting Michael Avenatti Sentencing

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  1. Jaybird
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    How often is it that judges go outside of the guidelines?

    (I suppose I should point out that Sentencing Guidelines strikes me as a problem with the whole “Separation of Powers” thing but disparities between various groups resulted in laws saying that judges didn’t get to pick and choose who was Brock Turner and who was Tom Robinson so I guess guidelines are what we have now.)

    Is the judge doing something extraordinary here or do judges dump the guidelines all the time?Report

    • CJColucci in reply to Jaybird
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      Neither. I don’t have statistics, but, based on general impressions and conversations with federal judges, the guidelines carry the day more often than not, but deviations are common enough not to be extraordinary. At least not where the sentence, though outside the guidelines, is substantial. Judge Gardephe found Avenatti’s conduct outrageous and said so. Interestingly, the judge referred to Avenatti’s 3 months in MCC, the federal jail, which was a COVID-infested hellhole during his confinement, as a reason to reduce the sentence somewhat.Report

  2. Jaybird
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    Flashback:

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  3. Jaybird
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    Welp.

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