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HILL v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 11-5721
Certiorari Granted: 11/28/11
Argued: April 17, 2012
Decided: 06/21/12
Consolidated with: 11-5683

Topics:

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

PartyNames: Corey A. Hill v. United States
Petitioner: Corey A. Hill
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 417 Fed.Appx. 560

Corey A. Hill
v.
United States
Question Presented:

Whether the District Court erred in not sentencing the Defendant-Petitioner pursuant to the "Fair Sentencing Act of 2010" where Petitioner was sentenced on December 2, 2010 after the effective date of the FSA and the amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines mandated by the FSA?

HILL v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

04/17/12

Listen to Oral Argument in HILL v. UNITED STATES
Holding: VACATED AND REMANDED
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Breyer, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
Dissenting: Scalia, Roberts, Thomas, Alito
Opinion By:

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HILL v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1Opinion in HILL v. UNITED STATES
2REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
3BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CENTER ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL LAW, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, SUPPORTING PETITIONERS
4BRIEF FOR THE UNITED STATES SUPPORTING PETITIONERS
5BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL DEFENDERS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
6BRIEF 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
7BRIEF OF FORMER UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGES PAUL G. CASSELL AND NANCY GERTNER AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
8BRIEF OF THE COURT-APPOINTED AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE JUDGMENTS BELOW
9HILL v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
10HILL v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio