Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Second Circuit Updates – July 20, 2016

There were three summary orders from the circuit today.

Remanded again: In United States v. White, the circuit reaffirmed that the district court must consider material post-sentencing conduct when resentencing a defendant. Ms. White’s case had already been remanded by the circuit once before because the district judge did not make factual findings to support a sentence enhancement. At the resentencing, the district court made ambiguous comments suggesting that it was ignoring her post-sentencing rehabilitation. The circuit, therefore, sent Ms. White’s case back to the district judge again. This time, the judge must consider whether the evidence of Ms. White’s rehabilitation merited a reduced term of supervised release.

Two affirmances: In United States v. Galanis, the circuit upheld the district court’s revocation of bail pending trial because there was probable cause that the defendant had continued his criminal activity; and, in United States v. Sturgis, the circuit found that there was no evidence that the district judge should have recused himself because of extrajudicial knowledge of the facts or any other appearance of partiality.

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