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On Tuesday, the justices released orders from their May 21 conference, adding no new cases to their merits docket for next term.

Dean v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-5274 11th Cir. Mar 4, 2009
Tr.
Apr 29, 2009 7-2 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under 18 U.S.C.924(c)(1)(A)(iii), the mere discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking, even if accidental, is subject to a ten-year sentencing enhancement.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 29, 2009.

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