United States v. Fernandez, No. 05-4648-cr (2d Cir. Nov. 13, 2006) (found here)
Fernandez is otherwise unremarkable affirmance of a sentence by the Second Circuit. But . . . remember United States v. Jones (discussed here)? Remember how the Second Circuit found that although the "sentencing judge is obliged to consider all of the sentencing factors outlined in Section 3553(a), the judge is not prohibited from including in that consideration the judge's own sense of what is a fair and just sentence under all the circumstances. That is the historic role of sentencing judges, and it may continue to be exercised, subject to the reviewing court's ultimate authority to reject any sentence that exceeds the bounds of reasonableness." Well, the Second Circuit quoted that boldfaced language in Fernandez, seemingly confirming the wide lattitude that district courts have in sentencing matters -- at least until the Supreme Court decides the reasonableness review appeals on which it has recently granted certiori (discussed here and here).
QUERY: Has anyone had any experience with a district court relying on Jones in imposing a sentence?