Houston v. United States

Brief Amicus Curiae of National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers In Support Of Petitioner (on petitioner for a writ of certiorari).

Brief filed: 05/21/2021

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Houston v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 20-1479

Prior Decision

Decision below 805 Fed.Appx. 546 (9th Cir. May 22, 2020)

Argument(s)

Timely resolution of the question presented is of great practical importance to First Step Act movants. Appellate-court decisions remanding for considers of the § 3553(a) factors have resulted in significantly reduced sentences. The temporal gap between the original sentencing and First Step Act proceeedings underscores the importance of an update § 3553(a) analysis. In light of the very real possibility that renewed § 3553(a) consideration results in lower sentences, the Court must intervene now.

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Author(s)

Cuauhtemoc Ortega, Brianna Fuller Mircheff, and Gia Kim (Deputy Public Defenders), Los Angeles, CA; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.

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