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Houston v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1479 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a sentencing court must consider applicable sentencing factors codified in 18 U.S.C. ยง 3553(a) when deciding whether to impose a reduced sentence under Section 404(b) of the First Step Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 19 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 21, 2021)
May 12 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 21, 2021 to June 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
May 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 21, 2021.
May 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
May 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jun 14 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 21, 2021 to July 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 15 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 21, 2021.
Jul 21 2021Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed.
Aug 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Aug 04 2021Reply of petitioner Eddie Houston, Jr. filed. (Distributed)