United States v. Kenneth Holloway ( 2017 )

  •                            NOT FOR PUBLICATION                           FILED
                        UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS                       DEC 20 2017
                                                                          MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK
                                                                           U.S. COURT OF APPEALS
                               FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,                       No.    16-10490
                    Plaintiff-Appellee,             D.C. No. 4:07-cr-00344-CW
                       Appeal from the United States District Court
                         for the Northern District of California
                        Claudia Wilken, District Judge, Presiding
                              Submitted December 18, 2017**
    Before:      WALLACE, SILVERMAN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges.
          Kenneth Eugene Holloway appeals from the district court’s order denying
    his second motion for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). We have
    jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.
          Holloway argues that the district court erred by failing to consider
                 This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent
    except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3.
                 The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision
    without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2).
    adequately his amended Guidelines range, all of the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a)
    sentencing factors, and by insufficiently explaining its decision. The record
    reflects the district court acknowledged the reduced Guidelines range and
    Holloway’s eligibility for a reduction. The court noted its reasons for denying
    Holloway’s first motion for a sentence reduction in 2012, and then discussed
    several of the section 3553(a) factors and its reasons for again denying the
    reduction in light of those factors. On this record, we conclude that the court
    considered the section 3553(a) factors and adequately explained the sentence. See
    United States v. Carty, 
    520 F.3d 984
    , 992 (9th Cir. 2008) (en banc) (describing
    what constitutes an adequate explanation and stating that “[t]he district court need
    not tick off each of the § 3553(a) factors to show that it has considered them”).
          Holloway also contends that his sentence is substantively unreasonable in
    light of his post-sentencing rehabilitation and other mitigating factors. The district
    court did not abuse its discretion in declining to reduce Holloway’s sentence. See
    United States v. Dunn, 
    728 F.3d 1151
    , 1155 (9th Cir. 2013). Holloway’s 147-
    month sentence is substantively reasonable in light of the section 3553(a)
    sentencing factors and the totality of the circumstances, including the nature and
    circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the defendant.
    See id. at 1159-60.
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Document Info

DocketNumber: 16-10490

Filed Date: 12/20/2017

Modified Date: 12/20/2017