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.

Lucas v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1536 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the sentencing terms of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A) (i)-(iii) constitute escalating, fixed sentences, or instead mere minimum sentences with implicit maximums of life in prison.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 17 2012Application (11A1096) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 29, 2012 to June 28, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.
May 22 2012Application (11A1096) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until June 28, 2012.
Jun 25 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 27, 2012)
Jul 2 2012Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jul 11 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.
Aug 16 2012Response Requested . (Due September 17, 2012)
Sep 12 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 17, 2012.
Oct 17 2012Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Oct 24 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Oct 24 2012Reply of petitioner Trevor Lucas filed. (Distributed)
Dec 26 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Jun 17 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 24 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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