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United States v. Taylor

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1459 4th Cir. Dec 7, 2021 Jun 21, 2022 7-2 Gorsuch OT 2021

Holding: Attempted Hobbs Act robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(A) because no element of the offense requires proof that the defendant used, attempted to use, or threatened to use force.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 21, 2022. Justices Thomas and Alito filed dissenting opinions.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 14 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 17, 2021)
Apr 30 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 17, 2021 to May 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
May 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 21, 2021.
May 21 2021Brief of respondent Justin Eugene Taylor in opposition filed.
May 21 2021Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Justin Eugene Taylor.
Jun 07 2021Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Jun 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jul 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.
Jul 02 2021Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jul 02 2021Petition GRANTED.
Jul 19 2021Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner United States.
Jul 19 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jul 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 7, 20201. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 22, 2021.
Aug 23 2021Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Sep 07 2021Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Sep 20 2021SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Sep 27 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Oct 04 2021Record received from the U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Virginia is electronic and located on Pacer. Some transcripts and Sealed documents has been received (One Envelope)
Oct 22 2021Brief of respondent Justin Eugene Taylor filed.
Oct 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Federal Defenders filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2021CIRCULATED
Oct 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Neal Goldfarb filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of John Pangelinan filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of First Amendment Clinic filed. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2021Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and FAMM filed. (Distributed)
Nov 22 2021Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 07 2021Argued. For petitioner: Rebecca Taibleson, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Michael R. Dreeben, Washington, D. C.
Jun 21 2022Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Alito, J., filed dissenting opinions.
Jul 25 2022JUDGMENT ISSUED