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Chandler v. United States

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of Johnson v. United States on June 30, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-282 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether conspiracy to commit a robbery, absent any overt act in furtherance of the crime, is itself a violent felony presenting a serious potential risk of physical injury justifying an enhanced sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 8 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 10, 2014)
Sep 30 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2014.
Oct 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Sentencing Project filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 24 2014Reply of petitioner Tavares Chandler filed. (Distributed)
Nov 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.
Jun 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.
Jun 30 2015Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ___ (2015). Justice Alito concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand in this case. Following the recommendation of the Solicitor General, the Court has held the petition in this and many other cases pending the decision in Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). In holding these petitions and now in vacating and remanding the decisions below in these cases, the Court has not differentiated between cases in which the petitioners would be entitled to relief if the Court held (as it now has) that the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U. S. C. Sec. 924(e)(2)(B)(ii), is void for vagueness and cases in which relief would not be warranted for a procedural reason. On remand, the Court of Appeals should understand that the Court's disposition of this petition does not reflect any view regarding petitioner's entitlement to relief.