Brief filed: 05/21/2021
Houston v. United States
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 20-1479
Decision below 805 Fed.Appx. 546 (9th Cir. May 22, 2020)
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.
Cuauhtemoc Ortega, Brianna Fuller Mircheff, and Gia Kim (Deputy Public Defenders), Los Angeles, CA; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.