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Alexis v. Barr

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-11 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, when a state’s definition of a drug expressly sweeps in more substances than the federal definition, a noncitizen convicted of possessing that drug bears the burden of showing in deportation proceedings under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(B)(i) that the state has actually prosecuted a criminal defendant with respect to one of the non-federally-controlled substances.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 07 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2020)
Jul 07 2020Pursuant to Rule 34.6 and Paragraph 9 of the Guidelines for the Submission of Documents to the Supreme Court's Electronic Filing System, filings in this case should be submitted in paper form only, and should not be submitted through the Court's electronic filing system.
Aug 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 10, 2020 to September 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 9, 2020.
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