|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-9260||8th Cir.||Feb 28, 2017||Apr 3, 2017||8-0||Roberts||OT 2016|
Holding: 18 U. S. C. §924(c), which criminalizes using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of such an underlying crime, does not prevent a sentencing court from considering a mandatory minimum imposed under that provision when calculating an appropriate sentence for the predicate offense.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on April 3, 2017.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 04 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 10, 2016)|
|Jun 01 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 11, 2016.|
|Jun 24 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 10, 2016.|
|Aug 02 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2016.|
|Sep 09 2016||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 29 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.|
|Oct 24 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.|
|Oct 26 2016||Reply of petitioner Levon Dean, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 28 2016||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 2 presented by the petition.|
|Nov 14 2016||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Levon Dean, Jr.|
|Nov 21 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.|
|Nov 21 2016||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.|
|Dec 02 2016||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 16, 2016.|
|Dec 02 2016||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 19, 2017.|
|Dec 12 2016||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED and Alan G. Stoler, Esquire, of Omaha, Nebraska, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case.|
|Dec 16 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Dec 16 2016||Brief of petitioner Levon Dean, Jr. filed.|
|Dec 20 2016||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Dec 22 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.|
|Dec 23 2016||Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|Dec 30 2016||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Jan 11 2017||Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit, 1 Box. Part of the record is SEALED.|
|Jan 18 2017||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 19 2017||Brief of respondent United States (Corrected) filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 15 2017||Reply of petitioner Levon Dean, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 28 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Alan G. Stoler, Omaha, Neb. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Anthony A. Yang, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Apr 03 2017||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|May 05 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Aug 11 2017||Record from the U.S.C.A. for the Eight Circuit has been returned.|
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