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).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 02 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 6, 2017)|
|Nov 30 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 6, 2017 to January 5, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 30 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 5, 2018.|
|Jan 05 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jan 12 2018||Reply of petitioner Michael Mays filed.|
|Jan 25 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Feb 07 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 07 2018||Supplemental brief of petitioner Michael Mays filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||Second supplemental brief of petitioner Michael Mays filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Jan 15 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.|
|Feb 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.|
|Feb 19 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.|
|Feb 25 2019||Petition DENIED.|
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