US v. Castillo-Estevez, No. 09-40096 - Criminal Law - U.S. Fifth Circuit
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US v. Castillo-Estevez, No. 09-40096

Defendant's sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. after deportation is affirmed where the application of the 2008 Sentencing Guidelines to defendant was not a plain-error violation of the Ex Post Facto Clause because case law revealed a reasonable dispute regarding the ex post facto implications of retroactive application of the advisory guidelines.

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Appellate Information

Filed February 9, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Jones