|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-1493||4th Cir.||Jan 22, 2014||Jun 16, 2014||5-4||Kagan||OT 2013|
Holding: Regardless whether the actual buyer could have purchased the gun, a person who buys a gun on someone else’s behalf while falsely claiming that it is for himself makes a material misrepresentation punishable under 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6), which prohibits knowingly making false statements “with respect to any fact material to the lawfulness of a sale of a gun.”
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 16, 2014. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Thomas, and Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 2 2013||Application (12A955) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 23, 2013 to June 22, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Apr 4 2013||Application (12A955) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 21, 2013.|
|Jun 21 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 25, 2013)|
|Jul 19 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 26, 2013.|
|Jul 25 2013||Brief amici curiae of Steve Stockman, et al. filed.|
|Jul 25 2013||Brief amicus curiae of NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund filed.|
|Aug 26 2013||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 9 2013||Reply of petitioner Bruce James Abramski, Jr. filed.|
|Sep 11 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.|
|Oct 7 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.|
|Oct 15 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Oct 24 2013||Petitioner will file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits on or before November 26, 2013.|
|Oct 24 2013||Respondent will file respondent's brief on the merits on or before December 24, 2013.|
|Nov 4 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 22, 2014.|
|Nov 4 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Nov 14 2013||Record received from U.S.D.C. Western District of Virginia. The record is electronic (Not on PACER).|
|Nov 18 2013||Record received from the U. S. C. A. Fourth Circuit - (1 envelope). A portion of the record is electronic (Not on PACER). There are also sealed documents in this record.|
|Nov 26 2013||Joint appendix (2 volumes) filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Nov 26 2013||Brief of petitioner Bruce James Abramski, Jr. filed.|
|Dec 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Steve Stockman, et al. filed.|
|Dec 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of Robert Snellings and Ulysses Grant Early, IV filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of State of West Virginia, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 4 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 23 2013||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 30 2013||Brief amici curiae of States of Hawaii, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 30 2013||Brief amici curiae of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 30 2013||Brief amicus curiae of City of New York filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 13 2014||Reply of petitioner Bruce James Abramski, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 22 2014||Argued. For petitioner: Richard D. Dietz, Winston Salem, N. C. For respondent: Joseph R. Palmore, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 16 2014||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas and Alito, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 18 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Jul 22 2014||Record returned for U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.|
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