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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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Criminal Law: Search Warrant-Good-Faith Exception

Where a defendant challenged the denial of a motion to suppress in a child-pornography case, the officers’ reliance on the search warrant was objectively reasonable despite any potential shortcomings in the warrant application, and the good-faith exception to the exclusionary ...

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Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Appointment of Expert-Jury Instruction

Where a defendant in a child-pornography case challenged the denial of his motion to appoint his own expert to examine an agent’s laptop, the defendant did not present evidence to support his theory that ransomware on the agent’s laptop planted ...

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