Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In defendant's appeal from the district court's order granting the government's motion for a 12-month sentence reduction, the appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction where, absent an unconstitutional motive, the extent to which a district court exercises its discretionary authority to depart downward was not subject to review.
Submitted: September 25, 2009
Filed: December 30, 2009
Opinion by Judge Smith