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US v. Charles, No. 08-3212

Defendant's firearm possession sentence is vacated where the district court did not have the benefit of the Supreme Court's decision in Chambers v. United States, 129 S. Ct. 687 (2009), which cast doubt as to whether defendant's conviction under 28 U.S.C. section 751(a) was a crime of violence.

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Appellate Information

Filed August 11, 2009


Opinion by Judge Henry


For Appellant:

Cyd K. Gilman, Federal Public Defender, State of Kansas, Topeka, KS

For Appellee:

Marietta Parker, Acting United States Attorney, State of Kansas, Topeka, KS

James A. Brown, Assistant United States Attorney, Topeka, KS