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James v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2019
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-6271 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erroneously denied petitioner’s certificate of appealability on the issue of whether he was sentenced above the statutory maximum for his offense of conviction; and (2) whether reasonable jurists can, at a minimum, debate the issue of whether a Florida conviction for robbery qualifies as a “violent felony” under the elements clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924(e).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 03 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 6, 2017)
Nov 02 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 6, 2017.
Dec 06 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 6, 2017 to January 5, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 07 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 5, 2018.
Jan 05 2018Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 11 2018Reply of petitioner Robert James filed.
Jan 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Jan 25 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Mar 07 2018Supplemental brief of petitioner Robert James filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 19 2018Second supplemental brief of petitioner Robert James filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.
Jan 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Feb 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.
Feb 25 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.