USA v. Samuel Hogsett, No. 19-3465 (7th Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
This opinion or order relates to an opinion or order originally issued on December 7, 2020.
United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit Chicago, Illinois 60604 Argued October 2, 2020 Decided June 17, 2021 Before KENNETH F. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge MICHAEL S. KANNE, Circuit Judge DAVID F. HAMILTON, Circuit Judge No. 19-3465 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. SAMUEL R. HOGSETT, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. No. 05-cr-30196 Staci M. Yandle, Judge. ORDER Samuel Hogsett was convicted of possessing 0.5 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C). In 2019, he filed a motion for resentencing under § 404 of the First Step Act of 2018. Pub. L. No. 115-391, 132 Stat. 5194 (2018). The district court concluded that he was not convicted of a “covered offense” under that law and denied his motion. We reversed. United States v. Hogsett, 982 F.3d 463, 468 (7th Cir. 2020). The government filed a Petition for Rehearing and requested that we hold its petition in abeyance pending the Supreme Court’s decision in Terry v. United States, which was to decide this very issue. On June 14, 2021, the Supreme Court held that No. 19-3465 Page 2 persons convicted under § 841(b)(1)(C) are not eligible for resentencing under the First Step Act. Terry v. United States, No. 20-5904, slip op. at 8 (June 14, 2021). Accordingly, we VACATE our decision of December 7, 2020, and AFFIRM the district court’s decision denying Hogsett’s motion. The government’s Petition for Rehearing is DENIED as moot. AFFIRMED