|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-778||6th Cir.||Apr 24, 2019||Jun 10, 2019||9-0||Kavanaugh||OT 2018|
Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Holding: Michigan’s third-degree home-invasion statute substantially corresponds to or is narrower than generic burglary for purposes of qualifying for enhanced sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh on June 10, 2019. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 13 2017||Application (17A296) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 26, 2017 to November 24, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Sep 15 2017||Application (17A296) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 24, 2017.|
|Nov 24 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 28, 2017)|
|Dec 19 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 28, 2017 to January 29, 2017, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 20 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 29, 2018.|
|Dec 28 2017||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jan 17 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 29, 2018 to February 28, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 18 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 28, 2018.|
|Feb 22 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 28, 2018 to March 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 23 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 30, 2018.|
|Mar 30 2018||Brief of respondent United States of America filed.|
|Apr 06 2018||Waiver of the 14-day waiting period under Rule 15.5 filed by petitioner.|
|Apr 10 2018||Reply of petitioner Jamar Quarles filed.|
|Apr 11 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.|
|Dec 13 2018||Supplemental brief of petitioner Jamar Quarles filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 20 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.|
|Jan 07 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.|
|Jan 11 2019||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 11 2019||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, April 24, 2019|
|Feb 20 2019||Joint appendix filed.|
|Feb 20 2019||Brief of petitioner Jamar Quarles filed.|
|Feb 27 2019||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Feb 27 2019||Brief amici curiae of Federal Public Defenders for the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas filed.|
|Mar 20 2019||CIRCULATED|
|Mar 20 2019||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.|
|Mar 20 2019||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit is electronic.|
|Mar 22 2019||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 15 2019||Reply of petitioner Jamar Quarles filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 24 2019||Argued. For petitioner: Jeremy C. Marwell, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 10 2019||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kavanaugh, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion.|
|Jul 12 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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