|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-5965||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether robbery, as defined at common law, has violent force as an element, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 10th and 11th Circuits have held, and as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit have held in this case, or whether the force necessary to commit common law robbery is too slight to qualify as violent force, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th, 9th and District of Columbia Circuits have held, and as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has held in the past; and (2) whether, after Parke v. Raley, defendants bear a burden to show that the presumption of regularity that attaches to final judgments should be suspended, and, if so, what that burden is.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 12 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 16, 2017)|
|Sep 27 2017||Waiver of right of respondents United States to respond filed.|
|Oct 05 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.|
|Oct 10 2017||Response Requested. (Due November 9, 2017)|
|Nov 02 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 11, 2017.|
|Dec 04 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 11, 2017 to January 10, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 05 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 10, 2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 10, 2018 to February 9, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 08 2018||Motion of United States for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (January 09, 2018)|
|Jan 09 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 9, 2018.|
|Feb 09 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Feb 26 2018||Reply of petitioner Rasheen Weston filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Apr 02 2018||Petition DENIED.|
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