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Gear v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 7, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-816 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether — given that the Supreme Court held in Rehaif v. United States that in a prosecution under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A), the government must prove that the defendant knew his legal status — other subdivisions of18 U.S.C. § 922(g) require knowledge of collateral law; and (2) whether appellate courts must give a defendant an opportunity to make an evidentiary proffer to satisfy his burden of demonstrating plain error.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 29 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 3, 2022)
Dec 28 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 3, 2022 to February 2, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 2, 2022.
Feb 02 2022Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 11 2022Reply of petitioner Melvyn Gear filed.
Feb 16 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/4/2022.
Mar 07 2022Petition DENIED.