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Leontaritis v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1614 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, if a jury is instructed to “determine” a fact by indicating a “unanimous finding beyond a reasonable doubt” and does so, the resulting verdict indicates a finding beyond a reasonable doubt, as opposed to a mere failure to find; and (2) whether, if a jury verdict finds a fact beyond a reasonable doubt, a district court’s sentencing decision must accept the jury’s determination or instead may base the sentence on its own independent finding that contradicts the jury’s.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 17 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 18, 2021)
May 26 2021Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jun 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/17/2021.
Jun 07 2021Response Requested. (Due July 7, 2021)