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Sentencing – Procedurally Unreasonable – Downward Departure Arguments (access required)

In imposing a within-Guidelines sentence on defendant for armed robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the district court made cursory reference to two of defendant’s arguments for a downward departure (his opiate addiction and the influence of his elder brother) but failed to even acknowledge six other non-frivolous arguments: (1) the ...