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Criminal Law: Revocation of Supervised Release-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant appealed his within-guidelines sentence, imposed following the revocation of defendant’s supervised release, arguing that the sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where the district court properly considered all the statutory sentencing factors, its imposition of a within-guidelines sentence was not ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed his above-guidelines sentence entered following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence as an abuse of discretion and as substantively unreasonable. Where the district court properly considered ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career Offender-Underlying Controlled Substance Offense

Defendant appealed from his classification by the district court as a career offender. Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of actual methamphetamine. The district court imposed a sentence under the advisory guidelines range. Defendant challenged the district court’s finding that his ...

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Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Presentence Investigation Report-Untimely Government Objection

Defendant appealed from his sentence following his guilty plea to access or attempt to access child pornography. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence should be reversed because the government failed to timely submit its objections to the presentence report ...

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