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Summer 2006


This Article is the tenth of twelve parts of a set of Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines designed to illustrate the feasibility and advantages of a simplified approach to federal sentencing proposed by the Constitution Project Sentencing Initiative. The Model Sentencing Guidelines and the Constitution Project report are all to be published in Volume 18, Number 5 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter. The project is described in an essay titled 'Tis a Gift To Be Simple: A Model Reform of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, available on SSRN at This segment of the project contains rules addressing cases in which the defendant pleads guilty and for cases in which the defendant cooperates with the government in the investigation or prosecution of others. These rules contain provisions analogous to the acceptance of responsibility and substantial assistance sections of the existing Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


Published as Frank O. Bowman III, The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Adjustments for Guilty Pleas and Cooperation with the Government, Model Sentencing Guidelines §3.7 - 3.8, 18 Fed. Sent. R. 370 (2006). © 2006 by [the Regents of the University of California/Sponsoring Society or Association]. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by [the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Sponsoring Society] for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center,



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