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Whitfield v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-9026 4th Cir. Dec 2, 2014
Tr.Aud.
TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 2113(e), which provides a minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for a bank robber who forces another person “to accompany him” during the robbery or while in flight, requires proof of more than a de minimis movement of the victim.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 7 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 7, 2014)
Mar 31 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 7, 2014.
May 7 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.
Jun 9 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.
Jun 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Jul 22 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 22, 2014.
Jul 22 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 7, 2014.
Aug 22 2014Joint appendix filed.
Aug 22 2014Brief of petitioner Larry Whitfield filed.
Aug 29 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Aug 29 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law filed.
Sep 4 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Sep 22 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Sep 23 2014Record received from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, part of the record is SEALED.
Oct 7 2014Brief of respondent the United States filed.
Oct 27 2014CIRCULATED.
Nov 6 2014Reply of petitioner Larry Whitfield filed. (Distributed)
Dec 2 2014Argued. For petitioner: Joshua B. Carpenter, Asheville, N. C. For respondent: Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
 
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