Dillon v. US

Decision Date30 March 2010
Docket NumberNo. 09-6338.,09-6338.
Citation130 S.Ct. 2683,177 L. Ed. 2d 271
PartiesPercy DILLON, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES.
CourtU.S. Supreme Court

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Lisa B. Freeland, Pittsburgh, PA, for Petitioner.

Leondra R. Kruger, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Lisa B. Freeland, Federal Public Defender, Renee D. Pietropaolo, Assistant Federal, Public Defender, Michael J. Novara, First Assistant Federal Public Defender, Peter R. Moyers, Pittsburgh, PA, for Petitioner.

Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Leondra R. Kruger, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Deborah Watson, Attorney Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Justice SOTOMAYOR delivered the opinion of the Court.

A federal court generally "may not modify a term of imprisonment once it has been imposed." 18 U.S.C.

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