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.
On Monday morning the Court issued orders from its October 17 Conference. It granted review in three new cases and called for the views of the Solicitor General in one more. The Court's next Conference is scheduled for October 31. The November sitting begins November 3.