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09-479 & 09-7073 U.S. v. Abbott

Sentencing Drug trafficking; use of weapon A defendant is subject to the highest mandatory minimum specified for his conduct in 18 U.S.C. 924(c), unless another provision of law directed to conduct proscribed by sec. 924(c) imposes an even greater mandatory minimum. The Government's reading-that the "except" clause is triggered only when another provision commands a longer term for ...

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