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Behenna v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 3, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-802 Armed Forces N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether a servicemember in a combat zone categorically forfeits the right to self-­defense as a matter of law by pointing a firearm without authorization at a suspected enemy.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 17 2012Application (12A406) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 4, 2012 to January 3, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 23 2012Application (12A406) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 3, 2013.
Jan 2 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)
Jan 10 2013Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jan 16 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Jan 28 2013Response Requested . (Due February 27, 2013)
Jan 30 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner
Feb 20 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 29, 2013.
Feb 27 2013Brief amici curiae of Retired Flag and General Officers and Former Department of Defense Official filed.
Feb 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Mar 18 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 29, 2013.
Apr 29 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 13 2013Reply of petitioner Michael C. Behenna filed.
May 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Petition DENIED.