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Booker / Fanfan

A quick scan of Booker / Fanfan makes it appear that federal sentencing guidelines are now advisory in nature.  As someone who's been living in a State with non-binding guidelines for the extent of my legal career I'd like to welcome all ya'll federal lawyers to my world.

If the guidelines are only advisory they shouldn't be a grounds of appeal.  Since the guidelines seem to be 75% of all appellate cases now, I wonder how appellate lawyers will earn their living in the future?

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