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Criminal – Sentencing – Amendment 706 – Mandatory Minimums (access required)

The 4th Circuit says that two defendants whose convictions for crack cocaine trafficking required mandatory minimum sentences of 240 months’ imprisonment under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A) are not eligible for a sentence reduction under Amendment 706 because their sentences were “based on” the statutorily mandated minimum sentencing provisions, and not “based on a sentencing range” ...