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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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DILLON v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1DILLON v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2Opinion in DILLON v. UNITED STATES
3DILLON v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
4DILLON v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
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