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‘Harmless Error’ Analysis Saves Enhanced Sentences (access required)

In these consolidated appeals by two defendants involved in conspiracy to distribute cocaine, the 4th Circuit affirms the district court’s application of sentencing enhancements for use of a minor, possession of a dangerous weapon and leadership, and applies harmless error analysis in light of the district court’s assertion that it would have handed down the ...

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