Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Dean v. United States

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

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

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