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Chavez-Meza v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-5639 10th Cir. Apr 23, 2018
Tr.
TBD TBD TBD OT 2017

Issue: Whether, when a district court decides not to grant a proportional sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), it must provide some explanation for its decision when the reasons are not otherwise apparent from the record, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th Circuits have held, or whether it can issue its decision without any explanation so long as it is issued on a preprinted form order containing the boilerplate language providing that the court has “tak[en] into account the policy statement set forth in 18 U.S.S.G. § 1B1.10 and the sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), to the extent that they are applicable,” as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 5th and 10th Circuits have held.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 01 2017Application (17A45) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 13, 2017 to August 14, 2017, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jul 10 2017Application (17A45) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until August 14, 2017.
Aug 14 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 18, 2017)
Sep 15 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 18, 2017.
Sep 26 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 17, 2017.
Nov 17 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 01 2017Reply of petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza filed.
Dec 07 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 12 2018Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Jan 16 2018Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza.
Feb 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Feb 23 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Feb 26 2018Brief of petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza filed (to be corrected and reprinted).
Feb 26 2018Brief of petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza filed (Corrected brief received 3/26/18). (Distributed)
Feb 26 2018Joint appendix (Volume 1) filed.
Feb 26 2018Motion for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza.
Feb 27 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Adaucto Chavez-Meza
Mar 05 2018Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED, and Todd A. Coberly, Esquire, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Mar 05 2018Brief amicus curiae of Center on the Administration of Criminal Law filed.
Mar 05 2018Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Federal Defenders filed. (Distributed)
Mar 07 2018CIRCULATED
Mar 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 26 2018Motion for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Mar 26 2018Brief of Adaucto Chavez-Meza submitted.
Mar 28 2018Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A.10th Circuit.
Apr 03 2018Record received from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit. (1 Envelope)
Apr 13 2018Reply of petitioner Adaucto Chavez-Meza filed. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2018Argued. For petitioner: Todd A. Coberly, Santa Fe, N. M. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
 
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