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Lack of sentencing rationale requires remand (access required)

Although the government did not challenge as procedurally unreasonable the downward departure of a sentence given to a man who pleaded guilty to assault for repeatedly injuring his infant son, the court was nevertheless required to analyze procedural reasonableness, which it did not. Where there is a significant departure from the advisory sentencing range without ...