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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides a third Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Fletcher (ND Ind., Van Bokkelen), a 14-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:

Randall Ray Fletcher, Jr. pled guilty to a five-count indictment charging him with one count of producing, two counts of receiving, and two counts of possessing child pornography, all occurring over a seven-year period. The district court sentenced him to a thirty-year term of imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Because his crimes spanned a range of years during which the guidelines for child pornography offenses underwent significant changes, his sentencing posed complex calculations and raised potential constitutional problems. We conclude that any errors the court made in calculating the guidelines sentence for Fletcher were harmless and we therefore affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 14, 2014 06:44 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions