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US v. Key, 08-51299

Defendant's sentence for intoxication manslaughter is affirmed where 1) a sentencing court may incorporate into its statement of reasoning the arguments of the parties before it; 2) disparity in sentencing, standing alone, was insufficient to render a sentence substantively unreasonable; and 3) the Texas offense of Intoxication Manslaughter was properly assimilated into federal law under the Assimilative Crimes Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/05/2010
  • Published 03/05/2010



  • United States Fifth Circuit