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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Downward Variance

Where a defendant challenged his sentence, arguing that the district court committed procedural error by denying his request for a downward variance, the transcript showed that the court recognized its authority to vary downward, considered the relevant factors and adequately ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Supervised Release Revocation-Substantive Reasonableness

Where a defendant appealed after the district court revoked his supervised release and sentenced him to 24 months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release, the revocation sentence was not substantively unreasonable because it was within the advisory-guidelines ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness-Mental Health

Where a defendant in a drug-conspiracy case argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable, the district court did not abuse its discretion in weighing the defendant’s mental health with his criminal conduct, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Offense-Below-Guidelines-Range Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness

Defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense and the district court sentenced him to a prison term below the calculated Guidelines range. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of sentence. Where the record did not support a finding that ...

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