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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Rutledge v. United States
Citation:517 U.S. 292 (1996)
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Rutledge (Petitioner) was a member of a drug conspiracy involving the distribution of cocaine. He was charged and convicted by a jury in federal district court of 1) participating in a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; and 2) conducting a continuing criminal enterprise. The two charges were based on the same criminal agreement. On appeal, Rutledge argued it was improper for the court to sentence him to concurrent life sentences on the two counts. He contended that the entry of both convictions and sentences impermissibly punished him twice for the same offense.
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