US v. Clarence Easter

Filing 920100407

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-8371 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. CLARENCE EASTER, a/k/a CJ, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. James R. Spencer, Chief District Judge. (3:01-cr-00304-JRS-5) Submitted: March 25, 2010 Decided: April 7, 2010 Before WILKINSON, MOTZ, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Clarence Easter, Assistant United Appellee. Appellant Pro Se. Peter Sinclair Duffey, States Attorney, Richmond, Virginia, for Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Clarence Easter appeals the district court's order granting his 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) (2006) motion for reduction of sentence and asserts that he should have received the specific reduction he sought. find no reversible error. We have reviewed the record and See U.S. Accordingly, we affirm. Sentencing Guidelines Manual 1B1.10, p.s. ("The authorization of such a discretionary reduction . . . does not entitle a defendant to a reduced term of imprisonment as a matter of right."); see also United States v. Stewart, 595 F.3d 197, 204 (4th Cir. 2010) (declining to a to determine that defendant reduction was and automatically entitled specific sentence noting that discretion to evaluate the policy and circumstances is vested in the district court). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2

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