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News & Case Summaries


United States Probation Officer David Sem, longtime the head of the unit that supervises drug offenders, is leaving the office in May 2017. Stay tuned for information about Mr. Sem's successor in the office.

U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposed 2011 Amendments

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Send Congress Guideline Amendments  (April 2010)

Federal Convictions Reversed  (October 2009) Edited by Alexander Bunin, Federal Public Defender, Northern District of New York

Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines  (May 1, 2007)


Important Second Circuit Cases

United States v. Booker , 125 S. CT. 738 (2005)

United States v. Dorvee , 616F.3d 174 (2d Cir. 2010)

United States v. Fernandez ,  443 F.3d 19 (2nd Circuit, 2006)

United States v. Crosby , 397 F.3d 103 (2nd Circuit, 2005)