|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1034||8th Cir.||Jan 14, 2015||Jun 1, 2015||7-2||Ginsburg||OT 2014|
Holding: A non-citizen’s state conviction for concealing unnamed pills in his sock did not trigger removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which authorizes the deportation of an alien "convicted of a violation of . . . any law or regulation of a state, the United States, or a foreign country related to a controlled substance."
Judgment: Reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 1, 2015. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 14 2014||Application (13A746) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 26, 2014 to February 26, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Jan 17 2014||Application (13A746) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 25, 2014.|
|Feb 25 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 31, 2014)|
|Mar 26 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 30, 2014.|
|Apr 29 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2014.|
|May 14 2014||Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.|
|May 29 2014||Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.|
|Jun 3 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.|
|Jun 23 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.|
|Jun 30 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Aug 5 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 17, 2014.|
|Aug 5 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 20, 2014.|
|Sep 12 2014||Proposal from counsel for the petitioner to lodge a one-page report from the Kansas Sentencing Commission of September 3, 2014.|
|Sep 15 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Sep 17 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Sep 17 2014||Brief of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Law Professors filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amici curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.|
|Nov 20 2014||Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General filed.|
|Nov 21 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 14, 2015|
|Dec 2 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 2 2014||Record request from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Dec 17 2014||Record receive from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (1 Envelope)|
|Dec 22 2014||Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed. (Distributed).|
|Jan 14 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Jon Laramore, Indianapolis, Ind. For respondent: Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 1 2015||Judgment REVERSED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined.|
|Jul 6 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 21 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.|
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