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Johnson v. U.S.

Docket No.: 03-9685
Certiorari Granted: Sep 28 2004
Argued: January 18, 2005
Decided: April 4, 2005

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Judicial Power, Armed Career Criminal Act, Consumer Protection, Death Penalty, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Sentencing Guidelines, Social Security Act, Takings Clause, habeas, habeas corpus, immunity from suit, judicial review, racial discrimination

PartyNames: Robert Johnson, Jr. v. United States
Petitioner: Robert Johnson, Jr.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 340 F3d 1219
Supreme Court Docket

Robert Johnson, Jr.
v.
United States
544 U.S. 295 (2005)
Question Presented:

When a federal court bases an enhanced sentence on a vacated state conviction, is the vacatur of the state conviction a "fact" supporting a prisoner's 28 U.S.C. ยง 2255 claim requiring reduction of the prisoner's sentence?

Question:

Is the vacating of a state conviction a "fact" as that term is used in the federal law setting out a statute of limitations on federal sentence modification motions, thus commencing the statute's 1-year limitations period?

Johnson v. U.S.
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 18, 2005

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for U.S., 4 vote(s) against
Vote: 5-4
Opinion By:

Johnson v. U.S.
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Johnson v. U.S.
2Opinion in Johnson v. U.S.
3Opinion in Johnson v. U.S.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.