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Huskisson v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 24, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-527 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the independent-source exception to the exclusionary rule, like all other exclusionary rule exceptions, takes into account the flagrancy and deliberate nature of the underlying Fourth Amendment violation; and (2) whether the First Step Act of 2018, which lowered the mandatory minimum for many drug offenses and retroactively applies “to any offense that was committed before [December 21, 2018], if a sentence for the offense has not been imposed as of” that day, applies to cases still on direct appeal.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 20 2019Application (19A210) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 3, 2019 to October 18, 2019, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Aug 22 2019Application (19A210) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until October 18, 2019.
Oct 17 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 22, 2019)
Nov 13 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 22, 2019 to December 23, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 14 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 23, 2019.
Dec 12 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 23, 2019 to January 22, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 13 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 22, 2020.
Jan 22 2020Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed.
Feb 04 2020Reply of petitioner Paul Huskisson filed.
Feb 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 24 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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