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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Eighth Amendment-Gross Disproportionality

Where a defendant argued that his 200-month sentence for distributing less than 50 grams of methamphetamine violated the Eighth Amendment, the sentence did not come close to violating the gross disproportionality standard and was within the advisory guidelines range, and the defendant’s criminal history justified the imposition of a longer sentence, so the judgment is ...