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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Upward Variation-Substantively Unreasonable Sentence

Defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and possessing stolen firearms. The district court determined defendant was an armed career criminal but downwardly varied his Guidelines range sentence. After defendant successfully appealed his armed-career-criminal designation, the district court upwardly varied defendant’s Guidelines range sentence. Where district court adequately explained upward variation upon ...

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