Second Circuit Notes Split Re Sentencing under Criminal Rule 11(c)(1)(C) and Recourse to Resentencing
Per U.S. v. Walker, Slip Copy, 2009 WL 983031 (2d Cir. Apr. 14, 2009):
As the Government correctly notes in its 28(j) letter, there is currently a circuit split on the legal issue of whether defendants sentenced under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 11(c)(1)(C) plea agreements may ever have recourse to resentencing pursuant to § 3582(c)(2). We need not resolve this issue for our Circuit today, however, because the district court in this case provided sufficient justification for its determination that it would not resentence Walker even if given the opportunity.