976 F.2d 738: United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Guadalupe Parra-escobedo, Defendant-appellant
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. - 976 F.2d 738
Submitted Sept. 18, 1992.*Decided Sept. 23, 1992
Before WIGGINS, KOZINSKI and KLEINFELD, Circuit Judges.
Parra-Escobedo has fully served the sentence which he challenges on this appeal. Appellant's Brief at 2. While any sentencing error the district court may have committed is regrettable, a favorable ruling would no longer be of benefit to Parra-Escobedo. The federal courts may only entertain live cases and controversies. See generally U.S. Const. art. III. Because Parra-Escobedo "elected only to attack [his] sentence[ ], and since [his] sentence[ ] expired during the course of these proceedings, this case is moot." Lane v. Williams, 455 U.S. 624, 631 (1982).