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US v. Murphy, No. 09-1164

Sentence for drug crimes is affirmed where the district court resentenced defendant under the amendments to the crack sentencing guidelines, and thus, lacked authority to reduce his sentence below his amended guidelines range, and defendant could not show the alleged error in sentencing affected his substantial rights.    

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Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Submitted: June 8, 2009
Filed: August 3, 2009

Before COLLOTON, JOHN R. GIBSON, and BEAM, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by COLLOTON, Circuit Judge.