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Taylor v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-6166 4th Cir. Feb 23, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 20, 2016 7-1 Alito OT 2015

Holding: Because the Hobbs Act criminalizes robberies and attempted robberies that affect any commerce “over which the U.S. has jurisdiction,’ the prosecution in a Hobbs Act robbery case satisfies the act's commerce element if it shows that the defendant robbed or attempted to rob a drug dealer of drugs or drug proceeds.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 20, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 4 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 9, 2014)
Sep 30 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2014.
Nov 7 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 10, 2014.
Dec 8 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 9, 2015.
Jan 5 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 17, 2015.
Feb 18 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 19, 2015.
Mar 17 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 20, 2015.
Apr 20 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2015.
May 20 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 3, 2015.
Jun 3 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 6, 2015.
Jul 6 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jul 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 1 2015Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Nov 12 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 30, 2015.
Nov 12 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 13, 2016.
Nov 30 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Nov 30 2015Supplemental joint appendix volume filed.
Nov 30 2015Brief of petitioner David Anthony Taylor filed.
Dec 23 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Jan 4 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Jan 8 2016Record recieved from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of a SEALED appendix Volume III, which is also electronic.
Jan 13 2016Brief of respondent United States filed.
Jan 15 2016CIRCULATED.
Feb 12 2016Reply of petitioner David Anthony Taylor filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2016Argued. For petitioner: Dennis E. Jones, Abingdon, Va. For respondent: Anthony A. Yang, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Jun 20 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Jul 22 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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