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United States v. Donovan Shouder

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK


October 3, 2011

UNITED STATES,
v.
DONOVAN SHOUDER
DONOVAN SHOUDER,
v.
UNITED STATES.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Spatt, District Judge.

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER

Presently before the Court are two motions filed by the defendant Donovan Shouder in the above-captioned cases.

On January 7, 2011, Shouder filed a motion for a sentence reduction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). To date, the Government has not opposed or otherwise responded to this motion. As a result, the Court hereby sets this matter down for re-sentencing on December 2, 2011 at 11:30am. The United States Department of Probation is requested to obtain all records regarding the Defendant's behavior during his current term of incarceration and produce all such records to this Court on or before November 16, 2011.

Prior to filing the motion for a sentence reduction, on March 25, 2010, Shouder filed a habeas petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 seeking to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence on the grounds that: (1) counsel was ineffective in failing to advise the Court of its ability to depart from the crack/powder ratio in sentencing based on policy disagreements with the ratio and (2) Shouder did not knowingly and voluntarily waive his right to appeal because he was not informed about possible sentencing reductions for crack offenses. In light of the fact that the Court is granting Shouder's motion for a re-sentencing based on the sentencing criteria for crack offenses, the Court denies Shouder's habeas petition as moot. The Clerk of the Court is directed to close the civil case.

SO ORDERED.

ARTHUR D. SPATT United States District Judge

20111003

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