Upward Enhancement Of Sentence For SR Violation Held Reasonable

US v. Steele, -- F.3d --, 2010 WL 1644575 (10th Cir. 4/26/10) - 18-month sentence for 2nd supervised release violation was procedurally and substantively reasonable, despite advisory guidelines' recommendation of 4-10 months. Disagreeing with some other circuits, the 10th decides a sentencing judge is not required to specifically elicit objections after announcing a sentence. The district judge here adequately explained the sentence to meet plain error standard. Steele's possession of marijuana was a serious infraction that represented a breach of trust eclipsing his admirable support of his children(!).