Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Dean v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-5274 11th Cir. Mar 4, 2009
Tr.
Apr 29, 2009 7-2 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under 18 U.S.C.924(c)(1)(A)(iii), the mere discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking, even if accidental, is subject to a ten-year sentencing enhancement.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on April 29, 2009.

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