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Criminal Practice – Failure to mull First Step factors created error (access required)

Where the district court resolved the defendant’s First Step motion by concluding it would have imposed the same sentence for conspiracy to traffic in crack cocaine had the Fair Sentencing Act been in effect, it erred in not considering intervening case law or the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) factors. Background Christopher Lancaster, who was sentenced in 2010 ...

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