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Editor's Note :

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Doe v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 18, 2013
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-705 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether, when considering how much to reduce a defendant’s sentence for substantial assistance pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(b), a court (i) cannot consider the sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), as held by the Sixth Circuit; (ii) may consider those factors only to the extent that they yield a smaller sentence reduction than the defendant’s assistance alone would warrant, as held by the Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; or (iii) may consider those factors to grant either a smaller or a larger sentence reduction, as held by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 9 2012Motion (12M55) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the appendix under seal filed.
Nov 9 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 9, 2013)
Nov 20 2012MOTION (12M55) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.
Dec 10 2012Motion (12M55) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the appendix under seal Granted.
Jan 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 8, 2013.
Feb 8 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2013Reply of petitioner John Doe filed. (Distributed)
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 18 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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