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Criminal – Sentencing – Rule 35 Reduction – Amendment 706 (access required)

Declining to follow two of its own unpublished opinions, the 4th Circuit holds that a district court has authority to consider sentences below the federal sentencing guidelines, with Amendment 706’s modification of offense levels for cocaine base, even though the district court previously granted a Rule 35 reduction for substantial assistance. Here, the district court considered ...

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