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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Defendant’s Childhood

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in an illegal reentry case, arguing that the district court failed to give sufficient weight to his difficult childhood, the court properly weighed the mitigating factors against the lengthy criminal history, and the court did not abuse its discretion in imposing a sentence at the bottom of the guideline ...