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US v. Maulding, 09-3103

District court's imposition of a below-Guidelines range 240-month sentence followed by a life term of supervised release upon a defendant convicted of receipt, possession, and distribution of child pornography is affirmed as defendant's argument that 240 months is necessarily unreasonable because the Chapter 2 guidelines on which it is based is flawed has already been rejected. Here, the district court correctly calculated the guidelines range, acknowledged that the guidelines are advisory, agreed with defendant that several mitigating factors favored him, and then imposed a below-range sentence which the court deemed warranted in light of the section 3553(a) factors.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/09/2010
  • Decided 11/30/2010
  • Published 11/30/2010

Judges

  • Per Curiam

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

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