United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. X (juvenile), Defendant-appellant, 967 F.2d 596 (9th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 967 F.2d 596 (9th Cir. 1992)

Submitted July 2, 1992. *Decided July 2, 1992

Before WILLIAM A. NORRIS, REINHARDT and TROTT, Circuit Judges.


This case is remanded to the district court for resentencing in light of United States v. R.L.C., 112 S. Ct. 1329 (1992). In R.L.C., the Supreme Court held that the calculation of a juvenile's sentence must take into consideration the United States Sentencing Guidelines with respect to what a similarly situated adult would receive. R.L.C., 112 S. Ct. at 1339. "A sentencing court's concern with the Guidelines goes solely to the upper limit of the proper guideline range as setting the maximum term for which a juvenile may be committed to official detention." Id. In the instant case, the juvenile was sentenced without any appropriate consideration of the Guidelines. In light of R.L.C., which was decided after this defendant was sentenced, the government agrees with the appellant that this case should be remanded.



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); Ninth Circuit Rule 34-4