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United States v. Granderson

Docket No.: 92-1662
Argued: January 10, 1994
Decided: March 22, 1994

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 3565, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Sentencing Guidelines, United States Sentencing Guidelines, illegal drug use

PartyNames: UNITED STATES, Petitioner v. Ralph Stuart GRANDERSON, Jr.
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Granderson

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 969 F.2d 980
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Granderson
511 U.S. 39 (1994)
Other Citations: 114 S.Ct. 1259127 L.Ed.2d 611 (511 U.S.
Question:

United States Code section 3565 says that if a person serving a sentence of probation possesses illegal drugs, "the court shall revoke the sentence of probation and sentence the defendant to not less than one third of the original sentence." Does "original sentence" refer to the original imprisonment sentence range set by U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, or to the term of probation?

United States v. Granderson
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 10, 1994

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Granderson, 2 vote(s) against
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