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Koons v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-5716 8th Cir. Mar 27, 2018
Tr.Aud.
Jun 4, 2018 9-0 Alito OT 2017

Holding: Petitioners do not qualify for sentence reductions under 18 U. S. C. §3582(c)(2) because their sentences were not “based on” their lowered Federal Sentencing Guidelines ranges but, instead, were “based on” their mandatory minimums and their substantial assistance to the government.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 4, 2018.

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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.
Dec 18 2017Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners Timothy D. Koons, et al.
Dec 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 16 2018Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners GRANTED, and Jeffrey L. Fisher, Esquire, of Stanford, California, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioners in this case.
Jan 17 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Timothy D. Koons, et al.
Jan 22 2018Brief of petitioners Timothy D. Koons, et al. filed.
Jan 22 2018Joint appendix filed. (Statement of cost filed.)
Jan 22 2018Motion for leave to file a supplemental volume of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioner Timothy D. Koons, et al.
Jan 24 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Jan 29 2018Brief amicus curiae of Families Against Mandatory Minimums filed.
Jan 29 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jan 29 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Federal Defenders filed.
Jan 31 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 07 2018CIRCULATED
Feb 20 2018Motion for leave to file a supplemental volume of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.
Feb 21 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Feb 21 2018Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 13 2018Reply of petitioners Timothy D. Koons, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2018Argued. For petitioners: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Eric J. Feigin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jun 04 2018Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 06 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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