No. 15-3063 Consolidated with 15-3064.

846 F.3d 366 (2017)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. James Antonio JONES, also known as Tonio, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided January 24, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Tony Axam Jr. , Assistant Federal Public Defender, argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs was A.J. Kramer , Federal Public Defender.

Nicholas P. Coleman , Assistant U.S. Attorney, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the briefs were Elizabeth Trosman , Chrisellen R. Kolb , William B. Wiegand , and John Dominguez , Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Before: Kavanaugh and Wilkins, Circuit Judges, and Williams, Senior Circuit Judge.

Appellants Melvin Butler and James Antonio Jones are each serving lengthy prison sentences for drug offenses. Based on a recent retroactive amendment to the United States Sentencing Guidelines, they sought reductions of those sentences under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). Although the district court agreed that it could...

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