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United States v. Harris

Career offender gets caught with lots of marijuana; he skips the country, gets married and has child in Thailand. He’s brought back, given 20 years. Offender: My co-conspirators got only five years; my sentence is cruel and unusual. Fourth Circuit: We have misgivings about long sentences for marijuana, but the issue wasn’t preserved for appeal, and your co-conspirators aren’t career offenders.


Tags: 2018, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Fourth Circuit, Sentencing

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