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Doug B.

In fact, very few sentences are reviewed for reasonableness, and I think a district court's prinicipal obligation is to make a sound sentencing decision in light of the facts and 3553, rather than be unduly concerned with a possible appeal outcome. Therefore, I think this distinction is important and is rightly stressed by the 2d circuit.

Consider an analogy to when judges are considering whether to grant a preliminary injunctions. Should it be focused on whether a PI is warranted or instead just on whether it would not be abusing its discretion to grant/deny a PI?

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