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Reeves v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2019
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-6357 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether any conviction for robbery qualifies as a “violent felony” under Armed Career Criminal Act’s elements clause where, as in Florida and several other states, the offense may be committed by using a de minimis amount of force; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit’s rule that reasonable jurists could not debate an issue foreclosed by binding circuit precedent for determining whether a movant has made the threshold showing necessary to obtain a certificate of appealability, even when a judge on the panel who issued the binding precedent subsequently stated that the panel’s decision may be erroneous, misapplies the standard articulated by the Supreme Court in Miller-El v. Cockrell and Buck v. Davis.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 03 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 13, 2017)
Nov 09 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 13, 2017.
Dec 13 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 13, 2017 to January 16, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 14 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 16, 2018.
Jan 16 2018Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 30 2018Reply of petitioner Edward Tyrone Reeves filed.
Feb 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 12 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Mar 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.
Jan 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Feb 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.
Feb 25 2019Petition DENIED.