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D.C. Appeals Court Decision May Reduce Jan. 6 Sentences

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a ruling Friday that a Jan. 6, 2021, defendant's sentence must be recalculated because of the improper use of a federal statute allowing more time to be added to the penalty.

The decision could force district court judges to recalculate or even reduce punishments of more than 100 defendants convicted of felony obstruction.

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