USA v. Mares-Miranda
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS August 8, 2007 FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk
F I L E D
No. 07-50292 Conference Calendar
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff-Appellee v. LUIS CARLOS MARES-MIRANDA Defendant-Appellant
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas USDC No. 3:06-CR-2267-ALL
Before DENNIS, CLEMENT, and PRADO, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Appealing the Judgment in a Criminal Case, Luis Carlos Mares-Miranda raises arguments that are foreclosed by Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224, 235 (1998), which held that 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(2) is a penalty provision and not a separate criminal offense. The Government's motion for summary affirmance is GRANTED, and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4.
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