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Lomax v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-644 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issues: (1) Whether, pursuant to Kisor v. Wilkie, courts are obligated first to determine whether a sentencing guideline is ambiguous before affording deference to the Sentencing Commission’s commentary interpreting the guideline; and (2) whether courts may defer to the Sentencing Commission’s commentary to U.S.S.G. § 4B1.2(a)(2) that expands the guideline's definition of “crime of violence," which includes only specified completed offenses, to include inchoate offenses.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 09 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 10, 2023)
Jan 19 2023Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jan 25 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/17/2023.
Jan 27 2023Supplemental brief of petitioner Anthony Lomax filed. (Distributed)
Feb 10 2023Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2023Petition DENIED.