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May a district court consider post-sentencing rehabilitation as a factor in determining whether to lower a prison sentence under federal sentencing guidelines? See “Court to rule in sentence reduction case“ Pepper v. U.S., No. 08-1196.  Certiorari granted June 28, 2010. ...

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The government was required to prove to a jury that two defendants were carrying machineguns at the time of a robbery in order for their sentences to be enhanced under federal sentencing guidelines.

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