UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
JERRY WAYNE EADES, also known
as Jerry Cox, also known as Jerry
After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), possession of a firearm by a restricted person. At sentencing, Appellant argued that sentence enhancements for possessing a firearm in connection with another felony and for obstruction of justice must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial. The court rejected Appellant's argument and ruled that both sentence enhancements applied. Appellant then appealed his sentence on the grounds that the district court violated his constitutional rights, based on Blakely v. Washington, 542 U.S. 296 (2004). While the appeal was pending, United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), was decided. As a result of Booker, the parties entered into a joint stipulation requesting that the case be remanded. Specifically, the joint stipulation stated in relevant part:
The Booker error cannot be deemed harmless because the court sentenced [Appellant] at the low end of the guideline range and did not state an alternative discretionary sentence. United States v. Labastida-Segura, 396 F.3d 1140 (10th Cir. 2005). This case should be remanded for re-sentencing to give the district court the opportunity to consider the Guidelines as advisory and the factors in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) in arriving at a reasonable sentence.
Joint Motion to Vacate Sentence and Remand for Resentencing, 2 (June 9, 2005).
At resentencing, Appellant argued that it would be an ex post facto violation for the district court to apply Booker. The court rejected Appellant's argument and sentenced him to fifty-five months in prison. Amended Judgment, 1 (D. Utah Aug. 17, 2005). Appellant filed a timely notice of appeal.
We have held that the application of Booker's remedial holdingthat the Sentencing Guidelines are now advisoryin sentencing for an offense that predated Booker does not violate the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause. United States v. Rines, 419 F.3d 1104, 1106 (10th Cir. 2005).
We have carefully reviewed the briefs of Appellant and Appellee, the district court's disposition, and the record on appeal. We are in accord with the district court's resentencing, and we AFFIRM the district court's amended judgment.
Entered for the Court
Monroe G. McKay
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