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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Downward Variance

Where a defendant challenged his sentence, arguing that the district court committed procedural error by denying his request for a downward variance, the transcript showed that the court recognized its authority to vary downward, considered the relevant factors and adequately explained the basis for the sentence, so the court did not err, and the sentence ...