Published on: Sunday, May 22, 2022

New York man covicted of armed robbery is sentenced to 100 months' imprisonment plus five years of supervised release, during which he cannot commit a new crime. Man commits more crimes, including allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. But when she refuses to testify at his supervised release revocation hearing, the court relies on her signed statemet to police and revokes his supervised release. Man: that doesn't seem right. District court: it's right, and here's a 28-month sentence. Second Circuit (over a dissent): Seems right. Dissent: A man was sentenced to federal prison without an indictment, without the ability to confront his accuser, without a trial, and without being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. None of this seem right, even if our circuit precedent says it is.