|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-54||6th Cir.||Feb 27, 2017||May 30, 2017||8-0||Thomas||OT 2016|
Holding: In the context of statutory rape offenses that criminalize sexual intercourse based solely on the ages of the participants, the generic federal definition of "sexual abuse of a minor" requires the age of the victim to be less than 16.
Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on May 30, 2017. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 11 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2016)|
|Aug 3 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2016.|
|Aug 10 2016||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Sep 1 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 16, 2016.|
|Sep 16 2016||Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General in opposition filed.|
|Sep 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.|
|Sep 28 2016||Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 24 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.|
|Oct 28 2016||Petition GRANTED.|
|Nov 18 2016||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 16, 2016.|
|Nov 18 2016||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 18, 2017.|
|Nov 22 2016||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana.|
|Dec 12 2016||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Dec 12 2016||Consent the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.|
|Dec 16 2016||Brief of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed.|
|Dec 22 2016||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Dec 22 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, February 27, 2017.|
|Dec 23 2016||Brief amici curiae of Immigrant Defense Project, et al. filed.|
|Dec 23 2016||Brief amici curiae of The National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.|
|Dec 30 2016||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.|
|Jan 18 2017||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 18 2017||Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 31 2017||Record received from the U.S.C.A. Sixth Circuit. The record is electronic.|
|Feb 15 2017||Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 27 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|May 30 2017||Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.|
|Jul 3 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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