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 -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Doe v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 18, 2013
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-705 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether, when considering how much to reduce a defendant’s sentence for substantial assistance pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 35(b), a court (i) cannot consider the sentencing factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), as held by the Sixth Circuit; (ii) may consider those factors only to the extent that they yield a smaller sentence reduction than the defendant’s assistance alone would warrant, as held by the Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; or (iii) may consider those factors to grant either a smaller or a larger sentence reduction, as held by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 9 2012Motion (12M55) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the appendix under seal filed.
Nov 9 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 9, 2013)
Nov 20 2012MOTION (12M55) DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.
Dec 10 2012Motion (12M55) of petitioner for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the appendix under seal Granted.
Jan 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 8, 2013.
Feb 8 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2013Reply of petitioner John Doe filed. (Distributed)
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 18 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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