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Demma v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1260 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the discretion recognized under Kimbrough v. United States for a district court to vary from the U.S. Sentencing Commission's sentencing guidelines based on a policy disagreement applies to the child pornography guidelines, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 9th Circuits, or whether that discretion is limited or foreclosed altogether, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 6th and 11th Circuits; and (2) whether substantive-reasonableness review under Gall v. United States requires an appeals court to reassess the relative weight assigned by the district court to each of the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) factors, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 11th Circuits, or whether such reweighing is impermissible, as held by the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and 10th Circuits.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 23 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 1, 2020)
May 07 2020Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
May 12 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.
May 20 2020Response Requested. (Due June 19, 2020)
Jun 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 19, 2020 to July 20, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 11 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 20, 2020.
 
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