United States v. Melvin

In United States v. Melvin, the 3rd Circuit clarified the standard for evaluating motions for early termination of supervision pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e). The Court disavowed two prior non-precedential opinions that required termination “only when the sentencing judge is satisfied that something exceptional or extraordinary warrants it, or upon a showing of new or … Read more

USA v. Seighman

In USA v. Seighman, the 3rd Circuit distinguished subsection (g) of the federal supervised release statute — 18 U.S.C. § 3583 — from subsection (k), which the Supreme Court in USA v. Haymond found to violate the 5th and 6th Amendments. Here, the Third Circuit ruled that mandating at least one day in jail for possessing … Read more