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Melendez v. United States

Docket No.: 95-5661
Argued: February 27, 1996
Decided: June 17, 1996

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 3553, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Natural Resources, Sentencing Guidelines, United States Sentencing Guidelines, sentencing guidelines

PartyNames: MELENDEZ v. UNITED STATES Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Petitioner: Melendez
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
Citation: 55 F.3d 130
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Melendez
v.
United States
518 U.S. 120 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 205135 L.Ed.2d 427 (518 U.S. 1
Question:

Does a federal prosecutor's plea agreement that a cooperating defendant be given the minimum sentence authorize a judge to depart below a statutory minimum?

Melendez v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 27, 1996

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

Melendez v. United States
Case Documents

1Opinion in Melendez v. United States
2Opinion in Melendez v. United States
Additional documents for this case are pending review.