Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
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.
Argued October 8, 2009
Decided November 3, 2009
Opinion by Judge Tatel
A. D. Martin, Washington, DC
Peter S. Smith, Roy W. McLeese III, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC