Second Circuit - Sentencing Procedure

United States v. Ceasar, --F.4th--, 2021 WL 3640387 (2d Cir. Aug. 18, 2021). A sentence of 48 months, a 312-month downward variance from the guideline range, for conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS was substantively unreasonable. The court placed undue emphasis on the defendant’s need for rehabilitation and failed properly to account for other § 3553(a) factors, such as protecting the public, deterring criminal behavior, promoting respect for the law, and avoiding unwarranted sentencing disparities.

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