Tapia v. United States

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Apr 18, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Kagan
Term

Holding: 18 U.S.C. § 3582(a) does not permit a sentencing court to impose or lengthen a prison term to foster a defendant's rehabilitation.

Judgment: Ninth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan on June 16, 2011. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito.

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