Home Menu ↓
Clicking on our sponsor links helps insure continued free access to this website.
Please support our efforts by visiting our sponsors:

 

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:
Database Connection failed: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'restauz8_sophi'@'localhost' (using password: YES)