IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
October 17, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
PATRICK D. BURTON, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
Now before the Court is defendant Patrick D. Burton's motion for retroactive application of sentencing guidelines to crack cocaine offense 18 U.S.C. § 3582 (Doc. 87). Defendant asks for a retroactive reduction of his sentence pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). The United States Sentencing Commission has reduced the disparity between sentencing recommendations for powder cocaine and crack cocaine offenses and the retroactive application of these guidelines is to take effect November 1, 2011. Pursuant to this Court's Administrative Order 137, the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Illinois is appointed to represent the defendant regarding his motion, and this matter shall be automatically stayed until November 1, 2011.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Digitally signed by David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
Date: 2011.10.17 12:16:05 -05'00'
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