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Name: People v. Mantanez
Case #: D038813
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Opinion Date: 05/10/2002
Subsequent History: Rev. denied 7/17/02.
Summary

A 25-year-to-life sentence for possessing stolen property and heroin was not cruel and unusual punishment. The Fourth District, Division One rejected both Andrade v. Attorney General (9th Cir. 2001) 270 F.3d 743 and Brown v. Mayle (9th Cir. 2001) 283 F.3d 1019, as wrongly decided and factually distinguishable.