Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In the government's appeal of defendant's sentence for interstate travel in aid of racketeering, the sentence is affirmed where: 1) the district court committed no procedural error in mentioning defendant's Iranian-Christian status; and 2) the record supported the weight the district court attached to certain 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) factors in varying downward from the applicable Guidelines sentence.
Filed December 22, 2009
Opinion by Judge Murphy