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United States v. Hughes

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


August 5, 2008

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
JAMES ANTHONY HUGHES

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sylvia H. Rambo United States District Judge

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

Before the court is Defendant's motion and brief in support of reconsideration of this court's order dated April 23, 2008, which granted Defendant a 20-month reduction of his term of imprisonment pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) and 28 U.S.C. § 944(u). The current motion seeks a further reduction of sentence. The motion will be denied.

Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(a) provides that "within seven days after sentencing, the court may correct a sentence that resulted frm arithmetical, technical or other clear error." The amended sentence was dated April 23, 2008 and, therefore, the motion is not timely.

Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 36 provides that the court "may at anytime correct a clerical error . . . or correct an error in the record arising from oversight or omission." Rule 36 is intended to allow correction of clerical errors, it does not provide for the reassessment of merits of an earlier decision after the time for appeal or reconsideration has elapsed. United States v. Jones, 608 F.2d 386 (9th Cir. 1979).

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT the motion for reconsideration (doc. 77) is DENIED.

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