In United States v. Langston, the Second Circuit vacated and remanded a violation of supervised release. The government conceded that the judgment should be vacated, because the District Court had held a hearing on the violation over the objection of Langston and his counsel, who was not prepared, but disagreed that the case needed to be reassigned to a new district judge. The District Court had concluded that the defendant had deliberately attempted to perpetrate a fraud on the court by claiming to be too ill to attend court and had suggested that defense counsel had assisted in that fraud, and, as a result, denied counsel’s CJA fee application. The Second Circuit felt that the “appearance of justice would be preserved by reassignment.”
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Circuit Remands for New Hearing on VOSR; Orders Case Reassigned to New District Judge
Posted by Peggy Cross-Goldenberg
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