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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Downward Departure – Crack Cocaine Amendment

U.S. v. Byers, et al. (MLW No. 58962/Case No. 08-2014/08-2181/08-2189 – 12 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Smith, J.) Where defendants convicted for cocaine offenses argued for sentence reductions based on the retroactive crack cocaine amendment, the statutory minimum would be the guideline range before and after application of the amendment, so the district ...

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