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Ham v. Breckon

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-763 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a district court has jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 to review a claim that a federal prisoner’s sentence is invalid in light of an intervening and retroactively applicable statutory-interpretation decision of the Supreme Court, when circuit precedent foreclosed the claim at the time of the prisoner’s prior motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 18 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2021)
Dec 15 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 23, 2021 to January 24, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 17 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 24, 2022.
Dec 23 2021Brief amicus curiae of Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic filed.
Jan 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 24, 2022 to February 24, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 18 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 24, 2022.
Feb 24 2022Brief of respondent M. Breckon, Warden in opposition filed.
Mar 16 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2022.
Mar 16 2022Reply of petitioner John Forrest Ham, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2022Rescheduled.
Apr 13 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/29/2022.
May 09 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.