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Castillo v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-374 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether a criminal defendant convicted of violating the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act, 46 U.S.C. § 70501, et seq., and subject to a mandatory minimum sentence under 21 U.S.C. § 960, is eligible for relief from that mandatory minimum under the statutory “safety valve” of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(f).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 21 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 22, 2018)
Oct 16 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 22, 2018 to November 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 21, 2018.
Nov 21 2018Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 03 2018Reply of petitioner Wuilson Estuardo Lemus Castillo filed.
Dec 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Dec 28 2018Letter of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 28 2018Letter From Petitioner of Wuilson Estuardo Lemus Castillo not accepted for filing. (January 02, 2019 - to be re-submitted as a supplemental brief)
Dec 28 2018Supplemental brief of petitioner Wuilson Estuardo Lemus Castillo filed. (Distributed)(1/2/2019)
Jan 07 2019Petition DENIED.
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