Seventh Circuit

Federal Supervised Release is not Punishment

The Seventh Circuit on Federal Supervised Release A few years ago, the Seventh Circuit published an order clearly showing their views on the imposition and purpose of federal supervised release. That circuit is back at it again with an opinion regarding three separate cases, challenging their supervised release conditions. ((U.S. vs. Kappes, U.S. vs. Crisp, …

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3rd Circuit Applies Lower Mandatory Minimum Terms to FSA Pipeline Cases

Pretrial Defendants Many times a federal criminal defendant can sit on pretrial status for a long time. Sometimes this status can last years. In Crack Cocaine cases, this can create a problem at sentencing when district courts try to decide which rules to follow. Who FSA Applies to (and Who it Doesn’t) The Fair Sentencing …

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