|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the definition of “machinegun” found in 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b) is clear and unambiguous, and whether bump stocks meet that definition; (2) whether deference under Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council should be given to agency interpretations of ambiguous criminal statutes, displacing the rule of lenity; and (3) whether courts should give deference to agencies when the government expressly waives Chevron.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 03 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 7, 2022)|
|Mar 16 2022||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al.|
|Mar 30 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 7, 2022 to May 9, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 31 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 9, 2022.|
|Apr 06 2022||Brief amici curiae of David Codrea, Scott Heuman, Owen Monroe filed.|
|Apr 07 2022||Brief amici curiae of States of Montana, West Virginia and 20 Other States in Support of Petitioners filed.|
|Apr 07 2022||Brief amicus curiae of New Civil Liberties Alliance filed.|
|Apr 25 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 9, 2022 to May 24, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 26 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 24, 2022.|
|May 24 2022||Brief of respondents Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jun 03 2022||Reply of petitioners Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 07 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/23/2022.|
|Jun 21 2022||Rescheduled.|
|Sep 12 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
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