Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Dean v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-5274 11th Cir. Mar 4, 2009
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Apr 29, 2009 7-2 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under 18 U.S.C.924(c)(1)(A)(iii), the mere discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking, even if accidental, is subject to a ten-year sentencing enhancement.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 29, 2009.

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