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DORSEY v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 11-5683
Certiorari Granted: 01/06/12
Argued: April 18, 2012
Decided: 06/18/12
Consolidated with: 11-5721

Topics:

ADA, Administrative Procedure, Due Process, FSA, Fair Sentencing Act, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Fifth Amendment, Sentencing Guidelines, disparate impact, habeas, sentencing guidelines

PartyNames: Edward Dorsey, Sr. v. United States
Petitioner: Edward Dorsey, Sr.
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 635 F.3d 336
Supreme Court Docket

Edward Dorsey, Sr.
v.
United States
Question Presented:

Did the Seventh Circuit err when, in conflict with the First and Eleventh Circuits, it held that the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 does not apply to all defendants sentenced after its enactment?

DORSEY v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/18/12

Listen to Oral Argument in DORSEY v. UNITED STATES
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Breyer, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
Dissenting: Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Alito
Opinion By:

DORSEY v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1Opinion in DORSEY v. UNITED STATES
2DORSEY v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3DORSEY v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio
4BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CENTER ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL LAW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, SUPPORTING PETITIONERS
5BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES SUPPORTING PETITIONERS
6BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL DEFENDERS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
7BRIEF AMICI CURIAE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, THE ACLU OF ILLINOIS, THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE, THE SENTENCING PROJECT, FAMILIES AGAINST MANDATORY MINIMUMS, THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE, THE DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE, AND STOPTHEDRUGWAR.ORG, IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
8BRIEF OF FORMER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGES PAUL G. CASSELL AND NANCY GERTNER AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
9BRIEF OF THE COURT-APPOINTED AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE JUDGMENTS BELOW
Additional documents for this case are pending review.