Jose Gubiensio-ortiz, Petitioner-appellant, v. al Kanahele, Warden, Metropolitan Correctional Center Sandiego, California, Respondent-appellee.united States of America, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Raul Chavez-sanchez, Defendant-appellee, 871 F.2d 104 (9th Cir. 1989)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 871 F.2d 104 (9th Cir. 1989)

Submitted March 2, 1989. Decided March 31, 1989

On Remand from the United States Supreme Court.



On August 23, 1988, we held the Sentencing Guidelines, challenged in these cases, to be unconstitutional (Wiggins, dissenting). On January 23, 1989, the Supreme Court simultaneously granted a petition for writ of certiorari and vacated the judgment, remanding to this court for further consideration in light of Mistretta v. United States, 488 U.S. ----, 109 S. Ct. 647, 102 L. Ed. 2d 714 (1988). United States v. Chavez-Sanchez, --- U.S. ----, 109 S. Ct. 859, 102 L. Ed. 2d 984 (1989) vacating Gubiensio-Ortiz v. Kanahele, 857 F.2d 1245 (1988). In Mistretta, the Supreme Court upheld the Sentencing Guidelines against the same Constitutional challenges that we considered in the instant case.

Upon reconsideration in light of Mistretta, we affirm Gubiensio-Ortiz v. United States, No. 88-5848. In United States v. Chavez-Sanchez, 88-5109, we reverse and remand for resentencing under the guidelines.