Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Court Rejects Argument that Condition of Supervised Release was an Improper Delegation of Authority

U.S. v. Richardson, 2015 WL 221612 (1/16/15) (Okl.) (unpub'd) (slip opinion here)- The supervised release condition that Mr. Richardson reside at a halfway house for up to 180 days at the direction of the probation officer was not a plainly erroneous delegation of authority to the probation officer. Mr. Richardson did not show the district court would have imposed a lower term at the halfway house without the delegation. Indeed, the court did Mr. Richardson a favor by giving the probation office a chance to cut short his 180-day term