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Johnson v. United States

Docket No.: 13-7120
Certiorari Granted: 4/21/2014
Argued: November 5, 2014
Decided: June 26, 2015

Topics:

Armed Career Criminal Act, Confrontation Clause, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, National Firearms, antitrust, death penalty, judicial review, murder, stare decisis

PartyNames: Samuel James Johnson v. United States
Petitioner: Samuel James Johnson
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: 526 Fed.Appx. 708
Supreme Court Docket

Samuel James Johnson
v.
United States
Question Presented:

WHETHER MERE POSSESSION OF A SHORT-BARRELED SHOTGUN SHOULD BE TREATED AS A VIOLENT FELONY UNDER THE ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL ACT?

Johnson v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 5, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in Johnson v. United States
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED
Vote: 8-1
Majority: Judgment Reversed, Case Remanded. Scalia, Chief Justice Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
Concurring: Kennedy,Thomas
Dissenting: Alito
Opinion By:

Johnson v. United States
Case Documents

1Johnson v. United States Oral Argument Audio
2Johnson v. United States Oral Argument Transcript
3Johnson v. United States Oral Argument Transcript
4Johnson v. United States Oral Argument Audio (Reargument)
5Slip Opinion in Johnson v. United States (Opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia)