Third Circuit - Supervised Release

United States v. Melvin, 978 F.3d 49 (3d Cir. 2020). A district court does not have to find new, exceptional, or unforeseen circumstances before granting a defendant’s motion for early termination of supervised release.

United States v. Senke, 986 F.3d 300 (3d Cir. 2021). A special condition of supervised release requiring a sex offender to abstain from computer and internet use was “draconian” and was not sufficiently tailored to further public safety. It was also contradictory to other special conditions requiring that the defendant “obtain permission from his probation officer to use the internet, have monitoring software installed on any computer he uses, and submit to searches of his computers.”

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