A question about the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013

In an earlier post regarding the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013, I suggested that it might be a good idea to make the standard of review on appeal from sentences under the statutory minimum less deferential so as to insure that we trial judges don’t go too nuts.  Does anybody know whether there is any discussion about the standard of review on appeal under the Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013?  If someone has an answer, I would be most interested in knowing the details.  While I am all for lessening the impact of statutory minimums in some cases, I am also very, very concerned that our zeal to do the right thing may have the unintended consequence of injecting even more unwarranted sentencing disparity into the calculus.

RGK 

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