No. 14-282

Tavares Chandler v. United States

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Docket Entries


Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ___ (2015). Justice Alito concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand in this case. Following the recommendation of the Solicitor General, the Court has held the petition in this and many other cases pending the decision in Johnson v. United States, 576 U. S. ____ (2015). In holding these petitions and now in vacating and remanding the decisions below in these cases, the Court has not differentiated between cases in which the petitioners would be entitled to relief if the Court held (as it now has) that the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984, 18 U. S. C. Sec. 924(e)(2)(B)(ii), is void for vagueness and cases in which relief would not be warranted for a procedural reason. On remand, the Court of Appeals should understand that the Court's disposition of this petition does not reflect any view regarding petitioner's entitlement to relief.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 29, 2015.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.

Reply of petitioner Tavares Chandler filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.

Brief amicus curiae of The Sentencing Project filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 10, 2014.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 10, 2014)


Tavares Chandler, Petitioner, represented by E. Joshua Rosenkranz

United States, Respondent, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

Amici Curiae

The Sentencing Project, Amicus Curiae, represented by Paul M. Thompson

Last updated: February 16, 2016