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Second Circuit – Mandatory minimum: United States v. Sierra (Carlos Lopez)

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Mandatory minimum Life sentence – Cruel and unusual punishment United States v. Sierra (Carlos Lopez) 15-2220(L) Judges Newman, Jacobs, and Droney Background: Three defendants appealed from a judgment that sentenced them to mandatory minimum terms of life imprisonment applicable to convictions for murder in aid of racketeering. The defendants argue that because ...

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