Friday, April 09, 2010
Ind. Decisions - One Indiana case decided today by 7th Circuit
In U.S. v. DeWayne Hall and Calvin Key (ND Ind., Moody), a 12-page opinion, Judge Stykes writes:
DeWayne Hall and Calvin Key appeal the district court’s denial of their motions for a sentence reduction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) based on the retroactive crack-cocaine amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines. We reject their arguments and affirm. The district court was well within its discretion in finding each defendant responsible for distributing over 4.5 kilograms of crack cocaine, making them ineligible for a sentence reduction under the amended guidelines. The court’s findings were not inconsistent with its original sentencing findings and were therefore properly within the scope of a § 3582(c)(2) proceeding.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 9, 2010 01:04 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions