Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Duran v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-6820 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to establish that petitioner’s conspiracy to rob and attempted robberies of the inventory and assets of drug trafficking enterprises had the requisite effect on interstate commerce under the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), which prohibits “attempts or conspiracies” to commit a robbery that “in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce.”

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 21, 2014)
Oct 28 2014Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Oct 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.
Nov 7 2014Response Requested . (Due December 8, 2014)
Dec 2 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 7, 2015.
Jan 7 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2015.
Feb 3 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 13 2015Reply of petitioner Emmanuel Duran filed. (Distributed)
Feb 19 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Mar 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015Petition DENIED.
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