USA v. Melvin Jackson
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [17-30387 Affirmed] Judge: EGJ, Judge: PRO, Judge: CH. Mandate issue date is 12/01/2017 for Appellant Melvin Jackson; granting motion for summary affirmance filed by Appellant Mr. Melvin Jackson [8564042-2]; denying motion to extend time to file appellant's brief filed by Appellant Mr. Melvin Jackson [8564042-3]; denying motion to extend time to file record excerpts filed by Appellant Mr. Melvin Jackson [8564042-4] [17-30387]
Date Filed: 11/09/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
November 9, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MELVIN JACKSON, also known as Melvo Jackson,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana
USDC No. 2:13-CR-189-1
Before JOLLY, OWEN, and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Melvin Jackson was convicted of conspiracy, being a felon in possession
of a firearm, and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. United States
v. Jackson, 662 F. App’x 310, 312 (5th Cir. 2016). On appeal, Jackson raised
several issues, including a constitutional challenge to his sentence that was
foreclosed by United States v. Hernandez, 633 F.3d 370, 374 (5th Cir. 2011).
See Jackson 662 F. App’x at 312, 319. We affirmed Jackson’s conviction but
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH
CIR. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 11/09/2017
vacated and remanded the sentence for further consideration of the application
of a sentencing enhancement based on the severity of the injury to the victim.
Id. at 318-20.
On remand, the district court found that the sentencing
enhancement was appropriate. Jackson does not challenge this finding.
On appeal, Jackson states that in his initial appeal he raised the issue
that his sentence was unconstitutional because it was based on uncharged
conduct. Jackson concedes that this argument is foreclosed by Hernandez, but
he raises the issue again to preserve it for possible further review. Accordingly,
Jackson’s unopposed motion for summary disposition is GRANTED, his
alternative motion for an extension of time is DENIED, and the district court’s
judgment is AFFIRMED.
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