NACDL - Abbott v. United States

Abbott v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 

Brief filed: 05/07/2010

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Abbott v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 09-479

Prior Decision

Decision below, 574 F.3d 203 (3rd Cir. 2009).

Argument

Under the express statutory language of 18 U.S.C. §924, the minimum consecutive imprisonment terms specified in §924(c)(1)(A) do not apply where a court sentences the defendant to a greater minimum sentence under another federal statute.

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Author(s)

Miguel A. Estrada and David Debold, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC.