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Docket Number 16-54
Term 2016
Full Name Juan Esquivel-Quintana v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Short Name Juan Esquivel-Quintana v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana
Respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Date Argued (Reargued) Feb. 27, 2017
Date Decided

Question Presented

Under federal law, the Model Penal Code, and the laws of forty-three states and the District of Columbia, consensual sexual intercourse between a twenty-one-year-old and someone almost eighteen is legal. Seven states have statutes criminalizing such conduct. The question presented is whether a conviction under one of those seven state statutes constitutes the "aggravated felony" of "sexual abuse of a minor" under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43) (A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act - and therefore constitutes grounds for mandatory removal.

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Case Events

No Date Description
25 2017-02-27 Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
24 2017-02-15 Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)
23 2017-01-31 Record received from the U.S.C.A. Sixth Circuit. The record is electronic.
22 2017-01-18 Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed. (Distributed)
21 2017-01-18 CIRCULATED.
20 2016-12-30 Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.
19 2016-12-23 Brief amici curiae of The National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.
18 2016-12-23 Brief amici curiae of Immigrant Defense Project, et al. filed.
17 2016-12-22 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, February 27, 2017.
16 2016-12-22 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
15 2016-12-16 Brief of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed.
14 2016-12-12 Consent the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
13 2016-12-12 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
12 2016-11-22 Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana.
11 2016-11-18 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 18, 2017.
10 2016-11-18 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 16, 2016.
9 2016-10-28 Petition GRANTED.
8 2016-10-24 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.
7 2016-09-28 Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)
6 2016-09-28 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.
5 2016-09-16 Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General in opposition filed.
4 2016-09-01 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 16, 2016.
3 2016-08-10 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
2 2016-08-03 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2016.
1 2016-07-11 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2016)

Case Counsels

Name Party Name Description Address Phone Type
Alan E. Schoenfeld Immigrant Defense Project, et al. Amicus Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, LLP 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10007 alan.schoenfeld@wilmerhale.com (212) 937-7518 other
Allon Kedem Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney General Amicus Assistant to the Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov (202) 514-2217 respondent
Benjamin J. Horwich National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Amicus Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP 560 Mission Street, 27th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 ben.horwich@mto.com (415) 512-4000 other
Jeffrey B. Wall Jefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney General Counsel of Record Acting Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov (202) 514-2217 respondent
Jeffrey L. Fisher Juan Esquivel-Quintana Counsel of Record Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 jlfisher@law.stanford.edu (650) 724-7081 petitioner
Michael B. Kimberly The National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. Amicus Mayer Brown LLP 1999 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006 mkimberly@mayerbrown.com (202) 263-3000 other
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