|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-6577||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issue: Whether, when the Supreme Court held in Johnson v. United States that the phrase “physical force” in the Armed Career Criminal Act requires “violent force – that is, force capable of causing physical pain or injury to another person,” the elements of a robbery offense satisfy the “violent force” threshold if state law requires only that the robber use “any degree” of force to overcome the victim’s resistance, such as the force exerted by a “bump” of the victim’s shoulder while snatching her purse or the force needed to snatch cash from the victim’s grasp.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 30 2017||Application (17A243) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 10, 2017 to October 26, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Sep 06 2017||Application (17A243) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 26, 2017.|
|Oct 26 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 1, 2017)|
|Nov 21 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 1, 2017 to January 2, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 22 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 2, 2018|
|Nov 30 2017||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jan 02 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jan 16 2018||Reply of petitioner Richard A. Orr filed.|
|Jan 18 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Jan 24 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Feb 28 2018||Supplemental brief of petitioner Richard A. Orr filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Jan 15 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.|
|Jan 18 2019||Letter of January 16, 2019 from counsel for petitioner received. (Distributed)|
|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. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.|
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