US v. James McRobie, No. 08-4632 (4th Cir. 2009)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-4632 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff Appellee, v. JAMES DALE MCROBIE, Defendant Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Richmond. Henry E. Hudson, District Judge. (3:07-cr-00474-HEH-1) Submitted: December 12, 2008 Decided: January 14, 2009 Before MOTZ, GREGORY, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Michael S. Nachmanoff, Federal Public Defender, Frances H. Pratt, Alice V. Sheridan, Assistant Federal Public Defenders, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellant. Chuck Rosenberg, United States Attorney, David T. Maguire, Assistant United States Attorney, Richmond, Virginia, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: James firearm by a Dale McRobie person pled committed guilty to a months release. of imprisonment and possession mental violation of 18 U.S.C. ยง 922(g)(4) (2006). sixteen to of institution a in He was sentenced to three years supervised One of his special conditions of supervision was to stay away from any official event, political event, or campaign event attended by the President of the United States or any candidate for the Presidency of the United States. (JA 52). On appeal, McRobie raises three issues: (1) whether the district court erred by imposing a sentence greater than necessary because the imprisonment portion of the sentence amounts to an involuntary civil commitment; (2) whether the district court erred by imposing the special condition of supervised release; and (3) whether his conviction was unconstitutional in light of Dist. of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008). For the reasons that follow, we affirm. First, McRobie provides no authority for his argument that his sixteen-month sentence involuntary civil commitment. of discretion in McRobie s could be considered an More generally, we find no abuse sentence, which was within his properly-calculated advisory Sentencing Guidelines range of ten to sixteen months. Gall v. United States, 128 S. Ct. 586, 596 (2007); United States v. Pauley, 511 F.3d 468, 473 (4th Cir. 2 2007). A sentence imposed presumptively reasonable. within the advisory range is United States v. Allen, 491 F.3d 178, 193 (4th Cir. 2007). As McRobie concedes on appeal, this court reviews his second issue for plain error, as he failed to object to the United States v. Olano, 507 U.S. 725, special condition below. 732 (1993) (providing standard). that the district erroneous. court s McRobie has failed to show stay away order was plainly Id. McRobie s final claim of error founders on the very case upon which it relies. a Second Amendment right While the Heller opinion recognized for citizens to bear arms, it specifically cautioned that nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill. on the Heller, 128 S. Ct. at 2816-17. Accordingly, sentence. legal before affirm McRobie s conviction and We dispense with oral argument because the facts and contentions the we court are adequately and argument presented would not in aid the the materials decisional process. AFFIRMED 3
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