Mellouli v. Lynch

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1034 8th Cir. Jan 14, 2015
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Jun 1, 2015 7-2 Ginsburg OT 2014

Holding: A non-citizen’s state conviction for concealing unnamed pills in his sock did not trigger removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which authorizes the deportation of an alien "convicted of a violation of . . . any law or regulation of a state, the United States, or a foreign country related to a controlled substance."

Judgment: Reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 1, 2015. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 14 2014Application (13A746) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 26, 2014 to February 26, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jan 17 2014Application (13A746) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 25, 2014.
Feb 25 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 31, 2014)
Mar 26 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 30, 2014.
Apr 29 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2014.
May 14 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
May 29 2014Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Petition GRANTED.
Aug 5 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 17, 2014.
Aug 5 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 20, 2014.
Sep 12 2014Proposal from counsel for the petitioner to lodge a one-page report from the Kansas Sentencing Commission of September 3, 2014.
Sep 15 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Sep 17 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Sep 17 2014Brief of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.
Sep 24 2014Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Law Professors filed.
Sep 24 2014Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Sep 24 2014Brief amici curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.
Nov 20 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General filed.
Nov 21 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Dec 2 2014CIRCULATED.
Dec 2 2014Record request from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Dec 17 2014Record receive from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (1 Envelope)
Dec 22 2014Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed. (Distributed).
Jan 14 2015Argued. For petitioner: Jon Laramore, Indianapolis, Ind. For respondent: Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jun 1 2015Judgment REVERSED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined.
Jul 6 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 21 2015Record from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.
 
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