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Espinoza v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on April 28, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-7909 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Court should resolve the division between the circuits as to whether an offense with a mens rea of recklessness can trigger the sentence enhancement set out in 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii), the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act; and (2) whether an offense that requires only a mens rea of recklessness toward the act causing or risking injury can ever be “purposeful” as that term was used by this Court when interpreting § 924(e)(2)(B)(ii) in Begay v. United States.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 13 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 21, 2014)
Jan 7 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 12, 2014.
Feb 6 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 14, 2014.
Mar 14 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Mar 24 2014Reply of petitioner Daniel Raul Espinoza filed.
Apr 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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