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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Variance

Where a defendant in a robbery case challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence, matters already taken into account in calculating the advisory guidelines range can form the basis of a variance, and the district court did not abuse its ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Supervised Release

Where a defendant challenged the sentence imposed upon the revocation of his supervised release, the district court did not impose an unreasonable sentence, and the court properly considered the relevant factors, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Residual Clause

Where a defendant challenged the denial of his motion to correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. Section 2255, arguing that the motion was timely filed, the judgment is affirmed based on circuit precedent. Judgment is affirmed. Lopez v. U.S. (MLW ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Leadership Enhancement

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a drug-conspiracy case, the district court did not err in imposing a leadership enhancement because the defendant retained control, oversight and management of the conspiracy and its participants, and the court properly denied ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Adjustment

Where a defendant who already had received a sentencing reduction sought a reduction under Amendment 782, such adjustments cannot result in a sentence that is below the amended guideline range in the relevant proceeding, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment ...

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