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US v. Contreras-Hernandez, No. 09-50009

Illegal Reentry Sentence Affirmed

In US v. Contreras-Hernandez, No. 09-50009, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for being an alien found in the United States after a previous deportation, solicitation of murder was an "aggravated felony" for purposes of 8 U.S.C. section 1236(b)(2) and a "crime of violence" for purposes of sentencing guideline 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii).


As the court wrote:  "We address several sentencing issues, the most substantial of which is whether California solicitation to commit murder is a crime of violence for purposes of a Guidelines enhancement."

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