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US v. Lopez, 07-10151, 07-10321

A sentence for illegal re-entry after deportation is affirmed over claims of error regarding whether: 1) defendant's sentence was substantively unreasonable; and 2) the lack of a fast-track early disposition program in the Northern District of Texas deprived defendant of a sentencing reduction, in violation of his equal protection rights, and resulted in an unwarranted sentencing disparity.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/29/2008
  • Published 04/30/2008

Judges

  • PER CURIAM:, Before JONES, Chief Judge, and BARKSDALE and STEWART, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Delonia Anita Watson, Fort Worth, TX, Denise B. Williams, Lubbock, TX, for U.S.

  • For Appellees:
  • Peter Michael Fleury, Asst. Fed. Pub. Def., Fort Worth, TX, Sherylynn Ann Kime-Goodwin, Asst. Fed. Pub. Def., David E. Sloan, Lubbock, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.