|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-10154||1st Cir.||Feb 29, 2016||Jun 27, 2016||6-2||Kagan||OT 2015|
Holding: A reckless domestic assault qualifies as a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" that prohibits firearms possession by convicted felons under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9).
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 27, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined as to Parts I and II.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 4 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 9, 2015)|
|Jul 1 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 10, 2015.|
|Aug 3 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2015.|
|Sep 9 2015||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 14 2015||Reply of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed.|
|Sep 24 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.|
|Oct 13 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.|
|Oct 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.|
|Oct 30 2015||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|Nov 18 2015||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III.|
|Dec 2 2015||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.|
|Dec 11 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including December 17, 2015.|
|Dec 17 2015||Brief of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed.|
|Dec 17 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Dec 21 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party received from counsel for petitioners Voisine and Armstrong.|
|Dec 23 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, February 29, 2016|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Jan 4 2016||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.|
|Jan 11 2016||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioners GRANTED, and Virginia G. Villa, Esq., of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioners in this case.|
|Jan 12 2016||Record received from the U.S D.C District of Main The record is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of SEALED records contained in 1 envelope.|
|Jan 15 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 19 2016||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amici curiae of National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 25 2016||Brief amici curiae of Major Cities Chiefs and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers filed.|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of National Domestic Violence Hotline, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amicus curiae of Everytown for Gun Safety filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of Child Justice, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amici curiae of Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 18 2016||Reply of petitioners Stephen L. Voisine and William E. Armstrong, III filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 29 2016||Argued. For petitioners: Virginia G. Villa, St. Croix Falls, Wis. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Ilana H. Eisenstein, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 27 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined as to Parts I and II.|
|Jul 26 2016||Records from U.S.D.C. Dist. of Maine has been returned.|
|Jul 29 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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