|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-361||4th Cir.||Oct 6, 2015||May 2, 2016||5-3||Alito||OT 2015|
Holding: A defendant may be convicted of conspiring to violate the Hobbs Act based on proof that he reached an agreement with the owner of the property in question to obtain that property under color of official right.
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-3, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 2, 2016. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 16 2014||Application (14A59) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 26, 2014 to September 25, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Jul 18 2014||Application (14A59) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 25, 2014.|
|Sep 25 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 29, 2014)|
|Oct 23 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2014.|
|Nov 24 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 29, 2014.|
|Dec 29 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jan 13 2015||Reply of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed.|
|Jan 14 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.|
|Feb 23 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.|
|Mar 2 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Mar 27 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 1, 2015.|
|Mar 27 2015||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 3, 2015.|
|May 20 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Jun 1 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jun 1 2015||Brief of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed.|
|Jun 8 2015||Brief amici curiae of Former United States Attorneys filed.|
|Jun 8 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jul 29 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.|
|Jul 30 2015||Brief of respondent United States filed.|
|Aug 7 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Aug 12 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.|
|Aug 31 2015||Reply of petitioner Samuel Ocasio filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 15 2015||Record received from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER with the exception of a SEALED electronic document.|
|Oct 6 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Ethan P. Davis, San Francisco, Cal. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|May 2 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., joined.|
|Jun 3 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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