Ocasio v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-361 4th Cir. Oct 6, 2015
Tr.Aud.
May 2, 2016 5-3 Alito OT 2015

Holding: A defendant may be convicted of conspiring to violate the Hobbs Act based on proof that he reached an agreement with the owner of the property in question to obtain that property under color of official right.

Judgment: Affirmed, 5-3, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 2, 2016. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 16 2014Application (14A59) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 26, 2014 to September 25, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 18 2014Application (14A59) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 25, 2014.
Sep 25 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 29, 2014)
Oct 23 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2014.
Nov 24 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 29, 2014.
Dec 29 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 13 2015Reply of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed.
Jan 14 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015Petition GRANTED.
Mar 27 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 1, 2015.
Mar 27 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 3, 2015.
May 20 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jun 1 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jun 1 2015Brief of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed.
Jun 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Former United States Attorneys filed.
Jun 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jul 29 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Jul 30 2015Brief of respondent United States filed.
Aug 7 2015CIRCULATED.
Aug 12 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Aug 31 2015Reply of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed. (Distributed)
Sep 15 2015Record received from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER with the exception of a SEALED electronic document.
Oct 6 2015Argued. For petitioner: Ethan P. Davis, San Francisco, Cal. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
May 2 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., joined.
Jun 3 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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