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Tag: sentencing guidelines

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Chavez-Meza v. United States (Decided June 18, 2018)

The lower court justified itself sufficiently in making the sentence adjustment.

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Chavez-Meza v. United States (Argument April 23, 2018)

Did the court need to explain its reasoning for choosing a certain sentence reduction?

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Hughes v. United States (Argument March 27, 2018)

Was the plea deal sentence “based on” the Sentencing Guidelines? If so, Hughes may qualify for a sentence reduction.

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Koons v. United States (Argument March 27, 2018)

Defendants were given reduced sentences because they assisted prosecutors. Can they now take advantage of a different reduction rule?

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