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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from his conviction for conspiracy to distribute a substance containing methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, and witness tampering. The district court imposed a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court ...

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Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Independently Downloaded Pornography-Summarization of Evidence

Defendant appealed from his conviction for transportation and receipt of child pornography. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s admission of independently obtained child pornography and charts summarizing materials obtained during the investigation. Where the evidence shown to the jury ...

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

After committing several supervised release violations, the district court revoked defendant’s supervised release and sentenced him to eight months’ imprisonment. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence, contending that his violations were technical in nature and did ...

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