Tag: #FirstStepAct

United States v. Andrews

The defendant is serving a sentence, which is more than three centuries long for his role in 13 gunpoint robberies committed when he was 19 years old. He filed a

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United States v. Murphy

The Third Circuit revisited its recent opinion in United States v. Easter and the First Step Act. First, the Third Circuit joined the Eleventh Circuit in holding that, under the

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United States v. Hart

The Third Circuit ran into a novel issue surrounding the First Step Act in United States v. Hart. The Act was passed in 2018, and it made retroactive certain reductions

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United States v. Easter

In United States v. Easter, the 3rd Circuit broke with the holdings of several other circuits and ruled that, when deciding whether to exercise its discretion under § 404(b) of

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United States v. Birt

In United States v. Birt, the Third Circuit held that a conviction under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C) is not a “covered offense” within the meaning of the First

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U.S. v. Jackson; U.S. v. Harris

In these consolidated cases, the defendants sought discretionary reductions of their sentences pursuant to § 404 of the First Step Act. The District Courts denied relief, and on appeal, the

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