Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Sykes v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-11311 7th Cir. Jan 12, 2011
Tr.Aud.
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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