Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in United States v. Sanchez-Gomez. Howard Wasserman has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Carlton v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 22, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-8740 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit's decision in United States v. Lopez, as applied in this case to hold that factual-finding errors are not cognizable on plain-error review of a criminal sentence, is contrary to the text of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b), United States v. Olano, and Puckett v. United States.

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 5 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 8, 2015)
Apr 2 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 8, 2015.
May 7 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 27 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.
Jun 15 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.
Jun 22 2015Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Breyer joins, respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Term Snapshot