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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Defendant’s History

Where a defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence in a methamphetamine case, the district court expressly considered the defendant’s difficult upbringing but explained that his recent criminal history outweighed his mistreatment, so the decision to deny the request for a downward variance was not an abuse of discretion. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Fitzpatrick (MLW ...

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