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Editor's Note :

This week we are hosting an online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the disclosures required by California’s Reproductive FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Contributions are available at this link.

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Koons v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-5716 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2017

Issues: Whether a defendant who is subject to a statutory mandatory minimum sentence, but who substantially assisted the government and received a sentence below the mandatory minimum pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e), is eligible for a further sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), when the Sentencing Commission retroactively lowers the advisory sentencing guidelines range that would have applied in the absence of the statutory mandatory minimum.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 22 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 25, 2017)
Sep 21 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 25, 2017.
Oct 25 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 09 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Dec 04 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.
Dec 08 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
 
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