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Survey of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Cases

A summary of recent cases from the Federal Courts Dealing with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines


TABLE OF CASES - CHAPTER FIVE (cont'd)

OTHER GROUNDS FOR DEPARTURE
SECTIONS 5K2.0 THROUGH 5K2.20


Section 5K2.0 - Grounds for Departure - General 

Koon v. United States, 518 U.S. 81 (1996) 
United States v. Riera, No. 00-1815 (2nd Cir. 08/01/2002)
In Re Sealed Case, 292 F.3d 913 (D.C.Cir. 2002)
United States v. Basalo, 258 F.3d 945 (9th Cir. 2001)
United States v. Bennett, 252 F.3d 559 (2nd Cir. 2001)
United States v. Caperna, 251 F.3d 827 (9th Cir. 2001)
United States v. Buckendahl, 251 F.3d 753 (8th Cir. 2001)
United States v. McMutuary, 217 F.3d 471 (7th Cir. 2000)
United States v. Banuelos-Rodriguez, 215 F.3d 969 (9th Cir. 2000) (En Banc)
United States v. Bonnet-Grullon, 212 F.3d 692 (2nd Cir. 2000)
United States v. Daas, 198 F.3d 1167 (9th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Coleman, 188 F.3d 354 (6th Cir. 1999) (En Banc)
United States v. Decora, 177 F.3d 676 (8th Cir. 1999)
United States v. McMutuary, 176 F.3d 959 (7th Cir. 5/5/99)
United States v. Winters, 174 F.3d 478 (5th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Sims, 174 F.3d 290 (8th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Banuelos-Rodriguez, 173 F.3d 741 (9th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Rodriguez-Ochoa, 169 F.3d 529 (8th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Bryson, 163 F.3d 742 (2nd Cir. 1998)
United States v. Fagan, 162 F.3d 1280 (10th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Jones, 160 F.3d 473 (8th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Jones, 158 F.3d 492 (10th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Schulte, 144 F.3d 1107 (7th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Martinez, 136 F.3d 972 (4th Cir. 1998) 
United States v. Zapata, 135 F.3d 844 (2nd Cir. 1998) 
United States v. Marin-Castaneda, 134 F.3d 551 (3rd Cir. 1998)  
United States v. Gallegos, 129 F.3d 1140 (10th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Meza, 127 F.3d 545 (7th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Wong, 127 F.3d 725 (8th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Blackwell, 127 F.3d 947 (10th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Core, 125 F.3d 74 (2nd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Dyce, 975 F.Supp. 17 (D.D.C. 1997) 
United States v. Farouil, 124 F.3d 838 (7th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Barber, 119 F.3d 276 (4th Cir. 1997) (En Banc) 
United States v. Coddington, 118 F.3d 1439 (10th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Atkins, 116 F.3d 1566 (D.C.Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Sablan, 114 F.3d 913 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Putra, 110 F.3d 705 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Saldana, 109 F.3d 100 (1st Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Baird, 109 F.3d 856 (3rd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Brock, 108 F.3d 31 (4th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Haut, 107 F.3d 213 (3rd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Otis, 107 F.3d 487 (7th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Lopez, 106 F.3d 309 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Rioux, 97 F.3d 648 (2nd Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Hairston, 96 F.3d 102 (4th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Rybicki, 96 F.3d 754 (4th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Weinberger, 91 F.3d 642 (4th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Lacey, 86 F.3d 956 (10th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Chastain, 84 F.3d 321 (9th Cir. 1996 
United States v. Graham, 83 F.3d 1466 (D.C.Cir. 1996)
United States v. Harrington, 82 F.3d 83 (5th Cir. 1996)
United States v. Anderson, 82 F.3d 436 (D.C.Cir. 1996)
United States v. Mendoza, 78 F.3d 460 (9th Cir. 1996)
United States v. Crouse, 78 F.3d 1097 (6th Cir. 1996)
United States v. Martinez, 77 F.3d 332 (9th Cir. 1996)
United States v. Meza, 76 F.3d 117 (7th Cir. 1996)
United States v. Barton, 76 F.3d 499 (2nd Cir. 1996)
United States v. Sammoury, 74 F.3d 1341 (D.C.Cir. 1996)

United States v. Chabot, 70 F.3d 259 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Harris, 70 F.3d 1001 (8th Cir. 1995) 
United States v. Broderson, 67 F.3d 452 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Milikowsky, 65 F.3d 4 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Moe, 65 F.3d 245 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Williams, 65 F.3d 301 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Akin, 62 F.3d 700 (5th Cir. 1995)
United States v. Chunza-Plazas, 45 F.3d 51 (2nd Cir. 1995)
United States v. Zapatka, 44 F.3d 112 (2nd Cir. 1994) 
United States v. Nguyen, 212 F.Supp.2d 1008 (N.D.Iowa 2002)
United States v. Francis, 129 F.Supp.2d 612 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
United States v. Duran-Benitez, 110 F.Supp.2d 133 (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
United States v. Basalo, 109 F.Supp.2d 1219 (N.D.Cal. 2000)
United States v. Blake, 89 F.Supp.2d (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
United States v. Bonnet-Grullon, 53 F.Supp.2d 430 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)
United States v. Hasan, 41 F.Supp.2d 1004 (D.Neb. 1999)
United States v. Hammond, 37 F.Supp.2d 204 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)
United States v. DeRoover, 36 F.Supp.2d 531 (E.D.N.Y. 1999)
United States v. Leviner, 31 F.Supp.2d 23 (D.Mass. 1999)
United States v. Jasin, 25 F.Supp.2d 551 (E.D.Pa. 1998)
United States v. Blarek, 7 F.Supp.2d 192 (E.D.N.Y. 1998)
United States v. Martinez-Villegas, 993 F.Supp. 766 (C.D.Cal. 1998) 
United States v. Contreras-Gomez, 991 F.Supp. 1242 (E.D.Wash. 1998)
United States v. Bakeas, 987 F.Supp. 44 (D.Mass. 1997)
Kikumura v. United States, 978 F.Supp. 563 (D.N.J. 1997)
United States v. Sutton, 973 F.Supp. 488 (D.N.J. 1997)  
United States v. Simalavong, 924 F.Supp. 610 (D.Vt. 1995)
United States v. Wright, 902 F.Supp. 205 (D.Or. 1995)
United States v. Blackwell, 897 F.Supp. 586 (D.D.C. 1995)
United States v. Cabell, 890 F.Supp. 13 (D.D.C. 1995)
United States v. Shadduck, 889 F.Supp. 8 (D.Mass. 1995)


Section 5K2.3 - Extreme Psychological Injury

United States v. Jarvis, 258 F.3d 235 (3rd Cir. 2001)
United States v. Jacobs, 167 F.3d 792 (3rd Cir. 1999)

United States v. Morrison, 153 F.3d 34 (2nd Cir. 1998)
United States v. Terry, 142 F.3d 702 (4th Cir. 1998)


Section 5K2.7 - Disruption of Governmental Function 

United States v. Baird, 109 F.3d 856 (3rd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Horton, 98 F.3d 313 (7th Cir. 1996) 


Section 5K2.8 - Extreme Conduct

           United States v. Loud Hawk, 245 F.3d 667 (8th Cir. 2001)
           United States v. Davis, 170 F.3d 617 (6th Cir. 1999)


Section 5K2.10 - Victim's Conduct  

United States v. Harris, 293 F.3d 863 (5th Cir. 2002)
United States v. Paster, 173 F.3d 206 (3rd Cir. 1999)

United States v. Hatney, 80 F.3d 458 (11th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. DeJesus, 75 F.Supp.2d 141 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)


Section 5K2.11 - Lesser Harms 

United States v. Lewis, 249 F.3d 793 (8th Cir. 2001)
United States v. Clark, 128 F.3d 122 (2nd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Carvell, 74 F.3d 8 (1st Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Rojas, 47 F.3d 1078 (11th Cir. 1995) 


Section 5K2.12 - Coercion and Duress 

United States v. Sachdev, 279 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2002)
United States v. Contreras, 180 F.3d 1204 (10th Cir. 1999)

United States v. Ramos-Oseguera, 120 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Sammoury, 74 F.3d 1341 (D.C.Cir. 1996) 
United States v. McClelland, 72 F.3d 717 (9th Cir. 1995) 
United States v. Hall, 71 F.3d 569 (6th Cir. 1995) 
United States v. Delgado, 994 F.Supp. 143 (E.D.N.Y. 1998) 


Section 5K2.13 - Diminished Capacity
(See also Section 5H1.3 - Mental and Emotional Conditions - above) 

United States v. Mansoori, No. 99-1492 (7th Cir. 08/29/2002)
United States v. Sadolsky, 234 F.3d 938 (6th Cir. 2000)
United States v. Ventrilla, 233 F.3d 166 (2nd Cir. 2000)
United States v. Bindley, 157 F.3d 1235 (10th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Jones, 145 F.3d 959 (8th Cir. 1998)

United States v. Askari, 140 F.3d 536 (3rd Cir. 1998) (En Banc) 
United States v. Leandre, 132 F.3d 796 (D.C.Cir. 1998) 
United States v. McBroom, 124 F.3d 533 (3rd Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Morin, 124 F.3d 649 (4th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Ramos-Oseguera, 120 F.3d 1028 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Atkins, 116 F.3d 1566 (D.C. Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Mitchell, 113 F.3d 1528 (10th Cir. 1997) 
Premachandra v. United States, 101 F.3d 68 (8th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Withers, 100 F.3d 1142 (4th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Edwards, 98 F.3d 1364 (D.C.Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Gossens, 84 F.3d 697 (4th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Webb, 49 F.3d 636 (10th Cir. 1995) 
United States v. Ribot, 97 F.Supp.2d 74 (D.Mass. 1999)
United States v. Iaconetti, 59 F.Supp.2d 139 (D.Mass. 1999)
United States v. Szarwark, 40 F.Supp.2d 1020 (N.D.Ind. 1998)
United States v. Follette, 990 F.Supp. 1172 (D.Neb. 1998)
 


Section 5K2.14 - Public Welfare 

United States v. Terry, 142 F.3d 702 (4th Cir. 1998)
United States v. Moses, 106 F.3d 1273 (6th Cir. 1997) 


Section 5K2.16 - Voluntary Disclosure of Offense 

United States v. Ekeland, 174 F.3d 902 (7th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Besler, 86 F.3d 745 (7th Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Brownstein, 79 F.3d 121 (9th Cir. 1996) 


Section 5K2.19 - Post-Sentencing Rehabilitative Efforts
(Policy Statement)

United States v. Workman, 80 F.3d 688 (2nd Cir. 1996)
United States v. DeRiggi, 893 F.Supp. 171 (E.D.N.Y. 1995)


Section 5K2.20 - Aberrant Behavior
(Policy Statement)

United States v. Castano-Vasquez, 266 F.3d 228 (3rd Cir. 2001)
United States v. Spinello, 265 F.3d 150 (3rd Cir. 2001)
United States v. Alvarez-Pineda, 258 F.3d 1230 (10th Cir. 2001)
United States v. Working, 224 F.3d 1093 (9th Cir. 2000) (En Banc)
United States v. Martinez, 207 F.3d 133 (2nd Cir. 2000)
United States v. Working, 175 F.3d 1150 (9th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Paster, 173 F.3d 206 (3rd Cir. 1999)
Zecevic v. U.S. Parole Comm., 163 F.3d 731 (2nd Cir. 1998)
United States v. Colace, 126 F.3d 1229 (9th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Bush, 126 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Onofre-Segarra, 126 F.3d 1308 (11th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Winters, 105 F.3d 200 (5th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Kalb, 105 F.3d 426 (8th Cir. 1997) 
United States v. Dyce, 78 F.3d 610 (D.C.Cir. 1996) 
United States v. Grandmaison, 77 F.3d 555 (1st Cir. 1996)
United States v. Catucci, 55 F.3d 15 (1st Cir. 1995) 
United States v. Delvalle, 967 F.Supp. 781 (E.D.N.Y. 1997) 

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