|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Apr 20, 2021
Issue: Whether a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a), is automatically entitled to plain-error relief if the district court did not advise him that one element of that offense is knowledge of his status as a felon, regardless of whether he can show that the district court’s error affected the outcome of the proceedings.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 05 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 6, 2020)|
|Oct 13 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 6, 2020 to December 8, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 14 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 8, 2020.|
|Dec 08 2020||Brief of respondent Michael Andrew Gary in opposition filed.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Michael Andrew Gary.|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 23 2020||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 08 2021||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Jan 08 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 12 2021||Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent Michael Andrew Gary.|
|Jan 20 2021||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 16 2021||Brief of petitioner United States filed.|
|Feb 16 2021||Joint appendix filed.|
|Feb 16 2021||Motion to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioner United States.|
|Feb 22 2021||Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent GRANTED, and Jeffrey L. Fisher, Esq., of Stanford, California, is appointed to serve as counsel for respondent in this case.|
|Feb 22 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Michael Andrew Gary|
|Mar 12 2021||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.|
|Mar 15 2021||Record requested.|
|Mar 17 2021||Record received from the U.S.D.C. District of South Carolina has been electronically received and filed.|
|Mar 18 2021||Brief of respondent Michael Andrew Gary filed.|
|Mar 25 2021||The record from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer, with the exception of a sealed joint appendix, that was received and filed electronically.|
|Mar 25 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Stuart Banner filed.|
|Mar 25 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Federal Defenders filed.|
|Mar 25 2021||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Mar 25 2021||Brief amici curiae of Former United States District Court Judges filed.|
|Mar 25 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Mar 29 2021||Motion of petitioner for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.|
|Mar 30 2021||CIRCULATED|
|Apr 09 2021||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
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