Voisine v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-10154 1st Cir. Feb 29, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 27, 2016 6-2 Kagan OT 2015

Holding: A reckless domestic assault qualifies as a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" that prohibits firearms possession by convicted felons under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9).

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 27, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined as to Parts I and II.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 4 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 9, 2015)
Jul 1 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 10, 2015.
Aug 3 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2015.
Sep 9 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 14 2015Reply of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed.
Sep 24 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.
Oct 13 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.
Oct 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Oct 30 2015Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Nov 18 2015Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III.
Dec 2 2015Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Dec 11 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including December 17, 2015.
Dec 17 2015Brief of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed.
Dec 17 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Dec 21 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party received from counsel for petitioners Voisine and Armstrong.
Dec 23 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, February 29, 2016
Dec 23 2015Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners Foundation, et al. filed.
Jan 4 2016Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.
Jan 11 2016Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners GRANTED, and Virginia G. Villa, Esq., of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioners in this case.
Jan 12 2016Record received from the U.S D.C District of Main The record is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of SEALED records contained in 1 envelope.
Jan 15 2016CIRCULATED.
Jan 19 2016Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2016Brief amici curiae of National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2016Brief amici curiae of Major Cities Chiefs and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers filed.
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of National Domestic Violence Hotline, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 26 2016Brief amicus curiae of Everytown for Gun Safety filed. (Distributed)
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of Child Justice, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 18 2016Reply of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed. (Distributed)
Feb 29 2016Argued. For petitioners: Virginia G. Villa, St. Croix Falls, Wis. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Ilana H. Eisenstein, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jun 27 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined as to Parts I and II.
Jul 26 2016Records from U.S.D.C. Dist. of Maine has been returned.
Jul 29 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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