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Criminal Law: Motion to Vacate Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence-Plea-Agreement Waiver of Appeal

Defendant appealed the sentence imposed following his successful §2255 motion. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. In response, the government asserted that defendant’s appeal was barred by the appeal waiver in his plea agreement. Where the government had not breached the letter of a plea agreement by allegedly strongly suggesting the district ...

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