|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-1536||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: Whether the sentencing terms of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A) (i)-(iii) constitute escalating, fixed sentences, or instead mere minimum sentences with implicit maximums of life in prison.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 17 2012||Application (11A1096) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 29, 2012 to June 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|May 22 2012||Application (11A1096) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until June 28, 2012.|
|Jun 25 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 27, 2012)|
|Jul 2 2012||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Jul 11 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Aug 16 2012||Response Requested . (Due September 17, 2012)|
|Sep 12 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 17, 2012.|
|Oct 17 2012||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Oct 24 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.|
|Oct 24 2012||Reply of petitioner Trevor Lucas filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 26 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.|
|Jun 17 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.|
|Jun 24 2013||Petition DENIED.|
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