|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether, when imposing a sentence within the statutory range for the offense of conviction, due process permits a sentencing court to consider conduct underlying an acquitted charge, so long as that conduct has been proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 23 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 29, 2019)|
|Nov 19 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 29, 2019 to December 30, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 21 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 30, 2019.|
|Dec 30 2019||Brief of respondent Eric L. Beck in opposition filed.|
|Dec 30 2019||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Eric L. Beck.|
|Jan 15 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.|
|Feb 24 2020||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Feb 24 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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