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Criminal Law: Violating Conditions of Supervised Release-Improper Sentencing Factor-Upward Variance

Defendant was sentenced to an above-guidelines sentence for violating the conditions of his supervised release. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court considered an improper factor at sentencing and failed to adequately explain the upward variance. Where the district ...

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Criminal Law: Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon-Guidelines Range Calculation-Sentencing Increases

Defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. On appeal, defendant challenged the calculation of his sentencing-guidelines range, disputing the district court’s imposition of enhancements for possession of a firearm in connection with another ...

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