US v. Bride, No. 08-30266 - Criminal Law - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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US v. Bride, No. 08-30266

In an appeal from the district court's denial of defendant's motion to reduce his sentence under 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2), the order is affirmed where the district court lacked authority to reduce defendant's sentence because the sentence, which was eleven years shorter than the low end of the applicable advisory Guidelines range, was not based on a sentencing range that had subsequently been lowered by the Sentencing Commission.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted April 7, 2009

Filed September 8, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Fletcher

Counsel

For Appellant:

Juanita Holmes, Law Offices of Ellis, Holmes & Witchley, PLLC, Seattle, WA

For Appellee:

Helen J. Brunner, Assistant United States Attorney, Seattle, WA