Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Dean v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-5274 11th Cir. Mar 4, 2009
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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