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DILLON v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 09-6338
Certiorari Granted: Dec 7 2009
Argued: March 30, 2010
Decided: June 17, 2010

Topics:

Sentencing Guidelines, Sixth Amendment, judicial review, sentencing guidelines, separation of powers, stare decisis

PartyNames: Percy Dillon v. United States
Petitioner: Percy Dillon
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 572 F.3d 146

Percy Dillon
v.
United States
Question Presented:

:flOmega I.Psi Whether the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are binding when a district court imposes a new sentence pursuant to a revised guideline range under 18 U.S.C. § 3582. flOmega II. Whether during a § 3582(c)(2) sentencing, a district court is required to impose sentence based on an admittedly incorrectly calculated guideline range.

Question:

Are the federal sentencing guidelines binding when a district court imposes a new sentence under a revised guideline range?

DILLON v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 30, 2010

Holding: affirmed
Vote: 7-1
Recused: Alito
Opinion By: Justice Sonia Sotomayor
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