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Watford v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on January 10, 2022
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-551 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether a district court may consider the 2018 amendment to the sentences mandated by 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) in determining whether a defendant has shown “extraordinary and compelling reasons” warranting a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)(i).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 12 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2021)
Nov 09 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 15, 2021 to December 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 10 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 15, 2021.
Nov 12 2021Brief amici curiae of FAMM and NACDL filed.
Nov 15 2021Brief amici curiae of American Conservative Union Foundation Nolan Center for Justice and the Cato Institute filed.
Dec 15 2021Memorandum of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2021Waiver of the 14-day waiting period to distribute the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 22 2021Reply of petitioner John J. Watford filed. (Distributed)
Jan 10 2022Petition DENIED.