In vacating the sentence of an admitted child pornographer, a federal appeals court in Manhattan attacked mandatory sentencing enhancements for virtually ensuring defendants will hit the statutory maximum regardless of the severity of their crimes. The 2nd Circuit on Tuesday found that Justin K. Dorvee's sentence was both procedurally and substantively unreasonable and that Dorvee would have received a lighter sentence had he actually sexually assaulted a child.
2nd Circuit Faults Pornography Enhancements, Vacates Sentence
New York Law Journal
May 14, 2010