USA v. John Radermacher
NONPRECEDENTIAL DISPOSITION To be cited only in accordance with Fed. R. App. P. 32.1
United States Court of Appeals
For the Seventh Circuit Chicago, Illinois 60604
Submitted March 26, 2009 Decided April 8, 2009 Before FRANK H. EASTERBROOK , Chief Judge JOHN L. C OFFEY, Circuit Judge DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judge
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. JOHN A. RADERMACHER, Defendant-Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. No. 05-CR-39-C-01 Barbara B. Crabb, Chief Judge.
Order Last fall we vacated Radermacher's sentence and remanded for resentencing in light of Kimbrough v. United States, 128 S. Ct. 558 (2007). The district court then sentenced Radermacher to 300 months in prison, 60 months below his guideline range of 360 months to life. (That range reflects the amendments to the cocaine guidelines made in 2007.) The sentence before the remand had been 360 months. Despite this substantial reduction, Radermacher has appealed again. His lawyer has filed an Anders brief, and Radermacher has declined the court's invitation to respond. See Circuit Rule 51(b).
This successive appeal has been submitted to the original panel under Operating Procedure 6(b). After examining the briefs and the record, we have concluded that oral argument is unnecessary. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); Cir. R. 34(f).
After consulting with Radermacher, counsel represents that his client does not wish to withdraw his guilty plea. So the only potential appellate issues concern sentencing. And as there was no contest in the district court to the district judge's calculation of the guidelines range, argument would be limited to a contention that the judge did not understand the extent of her discretion after United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), or otherwise imposed a sentence unreasonable in light of the statutory criteria. Because the sentence is below a properly determined range, it is presumed reasonable on appeal, see Rita v. United States, 551 U.S. 338 (2007). And the prior remand under Kimbrough ensured that the sentence reflected the full extent of judicial discretion. Thus there is no non-frivolous issue for appeal. We grant counsel's motion to withdraw, and we dismiss the appeal as frivolous.
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