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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Reduced Sentencing Guidelines-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The district court applied a 35 percent reduction to defendant’s sentencing guidelines and further imposed a downward variance from that range. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was procedurally flawed and substantively unreasonable because the district court failed to consider her family circumstances. Where the district court ...

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