Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Monday, July 02, 2012

Rojas: Confirming Dorsey on FSA

In U.S. v. Rojas, No 10-14428 (July 2, 2012), the Court, having held the issue in abeyance en banc, held that in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dorsey v. U.S., the more lenient mandatory minimums of the Fair Sentencing Act apply to all defendants sentenced after August 3, 2010, when the Act took effect. The Court therefore remanded the cases for re-sentencing consistent with Dorsey.