No. 20-2139.

996 F.3d 755 (2021)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ian Aza Jerome OWENS, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: May 6, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ON BRIEF: Sharon A. Turek , Pedro Celis , FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Appellant. Theodore J. Greeley , UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Marquette, Michigan, for Appellee.

MOORE, J., delivered the opinion of the court in which DAUGHTREY, J., joined. THAPAR, J. (pp. 764-66), delivered a separate dissenting opinion.


Ian Owens appeals the district court's order denying his motion for compassionate release because it concluded that the disparity between his lengthy sentence and the sentence that he would receive following the passage of the First Step Act was not an extraordinary and compelling reason to support...

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