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TAPIA v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 10-5400
Certiorari Granted: 12/10/10
Argued: April 18, 2011
Decided: 06/16/11

Topics:

abuse of discretion, harmless error

PartyNames: Alejandra Tapia v. United States
Petitioner: Alejandra Tapia
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 376 Fed. Appx. 707

Alejandra Tapia
v.
United States
Question Presented:

May a district court give a defendant a longer prison sentence to promote rehabilitation, as the Eighth and Ninth Circuits have held, or is such a factor prohibited, as the Second, Third, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits have held?

Question:

Can a district court give a defendant a longer prison sentence to promote rehabilitation?

TAPIA v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/18/11

Listen to Oral Argument in TAPIA v. UNITED STATES
Holding: reversed and remanded
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
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