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UNITED STATES V. BENZ, 282 U. S. 304 (1931)

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United States v. Benz, 282 U.S. 304 (1931)

United States v. Benz

No. 112

Argued December 8, 1930

Decided January 5, 1931

282 U.S. 304


1. A federal district court which has imposed a sentence of imprisonment upon a defendant in a criminal case has power, during the same term of court, to amend the sentence by shortening the term of imprisonment, although the defendant already has been committed and has entered upon service of the sentence. United States v. Murra, 275 U. S. 347, distinguished. P. 282 U. S. 306.

2. Thus, to reduce a sentence by amendment is as much a judicial act as was the imposition of the sentence in the first instance; it is not a usurpation of the pardoning power of the executive. P. 282 U. S. 311.

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