|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-6166||4th Cir.||Feb 23, 2016||Jun 20, 2016||7-1||Alito||OT 2015|
Holding: Because the Hobbs Act criminalizes robberies and attempted robberies that affect any commerce “over which the U.S. has jurisdiction,’ the prosecution in a Hobbs Act robbery case satisfies the act's commerce element if it shows that the defendant robbed or attempted to rob a drug dealer of drugs or drug proceeds.
Judgment: Affirmed, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 20, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 4 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 9, 2014)|
|Sep 30 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2014.|
|Nov 7 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 10, 2014.|
|Dec 8 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 9, 2015.|
|Jan 5 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 17, 2015.|
|Feb 18 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 19, 2015.|
|Mar 17 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 20, 2015.|
|Apr 20 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 20, 2015.|
|May 20 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 3, 2015.|
|Jun 3 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 6, 2015.|
|Jul 6 2015||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jul 23 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Oct 1 2015||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|Nov 12 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 30, 2015.|
|Nov 12 2015||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 13, 2016.|
|Nov 30 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Nov 30 2015||Supplemental joint appendix volume filed.|
|Nov 30 2015||Brief of petitioner David Anthony Taylor filed.|
|Dec 23 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, February 23, 2016|
|Jan 4 2016||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.|
|Jan 8 2016||Record recieved from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of a SEALED appendix Volume III, which is also electronic.|
|Jan 13 2016||Brief of respondent United States filed.|
|Jan 15 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Feb 12 2016||Reply of petitioner David Anthony Taylor filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 23 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Dennis E. Jones, Abingdon, Va. For respondent: Anthony A. Yang, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.|
|Jun 20 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jul 22 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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