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Criminal Law: Sentencing- Above-Guidelines-Range Term- Substantive Unreasonableness

Defendant was resentenced, with the district court imposing an above-guidelines-range term of incarceration. Defendant appealed, arguing that his sentence was procedurally and substantively unreasonable. Where district court did not abuse its discretion in deciding to vary a sentence upward based ...

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Criminal Law:Felon in Possession of a Firearm-Upward Variation of Sentence-Substantive Unreasonableness

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court determined defendant’s advisory guidelines sentencing range at 70 to 87 months’ imprisonment but instead imposed a 99-month sentence. Defendant appealed, challenging his sentence as substantively ...

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Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Sentencing-Substantive Unreasonableness

Defendant pleaded guilty to various child-pornography offenses. Defendant appealed his sentence, arguing that it was substantively unreasonable. Where sentence was below advisory guideline range and district court reasonably considered all statutory sentencing factors, defendant had not received substantively unreasonable sentence. ...

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