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US v. Lafayette, No. 08-3024

Defendant's drug and firearm sentence is affirmed where: 1) 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2) permitted courts to consider only the consequences of Sentencing Guidelines changes and did not reopen other elements of a sentence; and 2) the district court acted within its discretion in denying a sentence reduction based on a Guidelines amendment.

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Appellate Information

Argued October 8, 2009

Decided November 3, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tatel


For Appellant:

A. D. Martin, Washington, DC

For Appellee:

Peter S. Smith, Roy W. McLeese III, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC