United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Juan T. Ruiz, Defendant-appellant, 39 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 39 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 1994) Submitted Oct. 17, 1994. *Decided Oct. 27, 1994

Before: BROWNING, FARRIS and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.


MEMORANDUM** 

Juan T. Ruiz appeals his sentence under the Sentencing Guidelines imposed following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) (1). He contends that the district court improperly denied his request for a downward departure on account of his extraordinary family circumstances, employment history and age. We lack jurisdiction to review the district court's discretionary refusal to depart downward. See United States v. Reed, 914 F.2d 1288, 1290 (9th Cir. 1990).

DISMISSED.

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The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4

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This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by 9th Cir.R. 36-3