Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Sykes v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-11311 7th Cir. Jan 12, 2011
Jun 9, 2011 6-3 Kennedy OT 2010

Holding: Using a vehicle while knowingly or intentionally fleeing from a law enforcement officer after being ordered to stop constitutes a violent felony, as proscribed by Indiana law, for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e).

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 9, 2011. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Kagan also filed a dissenting opinion, which Justice Ginsburg joined.

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