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Hammond v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1512 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether and under what circumstances the Eighth Amendment authorizes a district court to impose a sentence less than the statutory mandatory minimum; and (2) whether a criminal defendant's waiver of appeal rights made in an agreement to resolve a case prohibits an appeal by the government.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 21, 2014)
Jun 25 2014Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jul 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Sep 24 2014Response Requested . (Due October 24, 2014)
Oct 16 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 24, 2014.
Nov 19 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 7, 2015.
Jan 5 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 9, 2015.
Feb 9 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2015Reply of petitioners Steven Dwight Hammond and Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. filed.
Feb 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015Petition DENIED.
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