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Rehaif v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-9560 11th Cir. Apr 23, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Jun 21, 2019 7-2 Breyer OT 2018

Holding: In a prosecution under 18 U. S. C. §922(g) and §924(a)(2), the government must prove both that the defendant knew he possessed a firearm and that he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 21, 2019. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 21 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 26, 2018)
Jul 03 2018Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jul 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Jul 24 2018Response Requested. (Due August 23, 2018)
Aug 10 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 23, 2018 to September 24, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 13 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 24, 2018.
Sep 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 24, 2018.
Oct 24 2018Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 07 2018Reply of petitioner Hamid Rehaif filed. (Distributed)
Nov 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.
Dec 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Dec 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 11 2019Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Jan 31 2019Letter informing Clerk of joint briefing schedule agreed upon by parties. Petitioner will file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits on or before February 22, 2019. Respondent will file respondent's brief on the merits on or before Monday, March 25, 2019.
Feb 07 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Hamid Rehaif.
Feb 11 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Feb 22 2019Brief of petitioner Hamid Rehaif filed.
Feb 22 2019Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Hamid Rehaif.
Mar 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center filed.
Mar 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Mar 20 2019CIRCULATED
Mar 21 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit.
Mar 25 2019Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2019Record from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Apr 01 2019Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Apr 01 2019Brief amicus curiae of Everytown for Gun Safety filed. (Distributed)
Apr 12 2019Reply of petitioner Hamid Rehaif filed. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2019Argued. For petitioner: Rosemary T. Cakmis, Orlando, Fla. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jun 21 2019Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Thomas, J., joined.
 
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