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Criminal Law: Drug Trafficking-Life Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 40 years for several serious drug-trafficking and firearms offenses. The firearms convictions were later vacated due to an intervening judicial decision, and defendant’s case was remanded for resentencing. The district court found a ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Life Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court sufficiently considered the statutory sentencing factors and did not rely on ...

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