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US v. Washington, No. 09-5110

District court's denial of defendant's motion to reduce and modify his otherwise valid sentence pursuant to 18 U.S.C.section 3582(c)(2) is affirmed as the district court does not have authority under US v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), to reduce a sentence beyond the retroactive United States Sentencing Guidelines amendment range.     

Read US v. Washington, No. 09-5110

Appellate Information

Argued: Agust 4, 2009

Decided and Filed: October 27, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Griffin


For Appellant:  John G. Oliva, Nashville, Tennessee

For Appellee:  Matthew J. Everett, Assistant United States Attorney, Nashville, Tennessee