|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-9335||4th Cir.||Jan 14, 2013||Jun 17, 2013||5-4||Thomas||OT 2012|
Holding: Because mandatory minimum sentences increase the penalty for a crime, any fact that increases the mandatory minimum is an “element” of the crime that must be submitted to the jury.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 17, 2013. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Kagan joined. Justice Breyer filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Scalia and Kennedy joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 14 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 16, 2012)|
|Mar 22 2012||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Mar 29 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2012.|
|Apr 10 2012||Response Requested . (Due May 10, 2012)|
|Apr 10 2012||Record Requested .|
|Apr 16 2012||Record received from US Court of Appeals for the the Fourth Circuit (one envelope containing joint appendices; including one sealed envelope). Remaining record is on PACER.|
|Apr 16 2012||Record of the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia - (Richmond) on PACER.|
|May 1 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 11, 2012.|
|Jun 11 2012||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jun 20 2012||Reply of petitioner Allen Ryan Alleyne filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 21 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Oct 1 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Oct 5 2012||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|Oct 31 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 14, 2013.|
|Nov 19 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Nov 19 2012||Brief of petitioner Allen Ryan Alleyne filed.|
|Nov 21 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of New York Council of Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Center on the Administration of Criminal Law filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of Sentencing Project, and The American Civil Liberties Union filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Families Against Mandatory Minimums filed.|
|Dec 6 2012||CIRCULATED|
|Dec 19 2012||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 7 2013||Reply of petitioner Allen Ryan Alleyne filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 14 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Mary E. Maguire, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Richmond, VA. For respondent: Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 17 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED Thomas, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, III-B, III-C, and IV, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respet to Parts II and III-A, in which Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Ginsburg and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Roberts, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia and Kennedy, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jul 19 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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