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Criminal – Sentencing – Base Offense Level – Ex Post Facto Clause (access required)

Although the federal sentencing guidelines are “advisory” only, the 4th Circuit follows the D.C. Circuit and holds that applying 2008 sentencing guidelines instead of 2005 guidelines would violate the Ex Post Facto Clause, because defendant showed a “substantial risk” that applying the newer guidelines would double his sentence as a felon in possession of a ...

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