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Lagos v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1519 5th Cir. Apr 18, 2018
Tr.Aud.
May 29, 2018 9-0 Breyer OT 2017

Holding: In a provision of the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 that requires certain convicted defendants to “reimburse the victim for . . . expenses incurred during participation in the investigation or prosecution of the offense or attendance at proceedings related to the offense,” 18 U. S. C. §3663A(b)(4), the words “investigation” and “proceedings” are limited to government investigations and criminal proceedings and do not include private investigations and civil or bankruptcy proceedings.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on May 29, 2018.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 15 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 21, 2017)
Jul 12 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 21, 2017.
Aug 14 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 20, 2017.
Sep 18 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 26, 2017.
Oct 24 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 30, 2017.
Nov 30 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 08 2017Waiver of the 14-day waiting period under Rule 15.5 filed by petitioner Sergio F.Lagos.
Dec 13 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Dec 13 2017Reply of petitioner Sergio F.Lagos filed. (Distributed)
Jan 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 12 2018Petition GRANTED.
Feb 09 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Sergio F.Lagos.
Feb 23 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Feb 26 2018Brief of petitioner Sergio F.Lagos filed.
Feb 26 2018Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Mar 05 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
Mar 05 2018Brief amicus curiae of Professor Shon Hopwood filed. (Distributed)
Mar 07 2018CIRCULATED
Mar 28 2018Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Apr 11 2018Reply of petitioner Sergio F.Lagos filed. (Distributed)
Apr 18 2018Argued. For petitioner: Daniel L. Geyser, Dallas, Tex. For respondent: Michael R. Huston, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
May 29 2018Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 02 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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