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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Downward Variance-Substantive Reasonableness

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to drug charges challenged his sentence, the record showed that the district court adequately  considered the sentencing factors and did not abuse its discretion by refusing a further downward variance, and the judgment is ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Supervised Release

Where a defendant challenged his sentence for violating the conditions of supervised release, the sentence was substantively reasonable, and the district court sufficiently considered the relevant sentencing factors, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Whitford (MLW ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Mitigation Factors

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a drug-conspiracy case, the district court properly addressed the mitigating factors, and the sentence was not an abuse of discretion or substantively unreasonable. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Rodish (MLW No. 74517/Case No. ...

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