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Criminal Law: Distribution of Cocaine Base Near a School-Prior Felony Conviction-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine base near a school after a prior felony conviction. The district court sentenced him to 188 months’ imprisonment. Defendant appealed, challenging the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where defense counsel directly addressed the age of defendant’s prior conviction and the lack of other violent crimes, the district court was ...

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