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