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This article discusses major sources of sentencing disparity
affecting defendants of white-collar crimes in federal court
despite the existence of uniform sentencing guidelines. The focus
of the article is to answer one primary question: Why might a
defendant convicted of white-collar crime in one court receive a
materially different sentence than he or she would have received if
convicted in another court? As will be shown, the answer has many
Named Student Article of the Year by the Pepperdine Law Review -
i.e., best student article among all student articles published in
Pepperdine Law Review that year.