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Pepper v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-6822 8th Cir. Dec 6, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Mar 2, 2011 6-2 Sotomayor OT 2010

Holding: When a defendant's sentence has been set aside on appeal, a district court at re-sentencing may consider evidence of the defendant's rehabilitation after the initial sentences and that evidence may in appropriate cases, support a downward variance from the sentencing guidelines. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: When a defendant's sentence has been set aside on appeal, a district court at re-sentencing may consider evidence of the defendant's rehabilitation after the initial sentences, and that evidence may in appropriate cases support a downward variance from the sentencing guidelines. (Kagan, J., recused)

Judgment: The Court vacates in part, affirms in part, and remands the case to the 8th Circuit., 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on March 2, 2011.

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