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Docket Number16-54
Term2016
Full NameJuan Esquivel-Quintana v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
Short NameJuan Esquivel-Quintana v. Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General
PetitionerJuan Esquivel-Quintana
RespondentLoretta 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. ยง 1101(a)(43) (A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act - and therefore constitutes grounds for mandatory removal.

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FantasySCOTUS Crowd Prediction {Marshall}+ Algorithmic PredictionFinal SCOTUS Decision
6 Reverse
2 Affirm
5 Reverse
3 Affirm
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John G. Roberts, Jr.John G. Roberts, Jr.
62 (R)
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Anthony M. KennedyAnthony M. Kennedy
56 (A)
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Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
74 (A)
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Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
82 (R)
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Stephen G. BreyerStephen G. Breyer
86 (R)
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Samuel A. AlitoSamuel A. Alito
63 (A)
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Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
89 (R)
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Elena KaganElena Kagan
75 (R)
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Case Events

NoDateDescription
25 2017-02-27Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondent: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
24 2017-02-15Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)
23 2017-01-31Record received from the U.S.C.A. Sixth Circuit. The record is electronic.
22 2017-01-18Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed. (Distributed)
21 2017-01-18CIRCULATED.
20 2016-12-30Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.
19 2016-12-23Brief amici curiae of The National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.
18 2016-12-23Brief amici curiae of Immigrant Defense Project, et al. filed.
17 2016-12-22SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, February 27, 2017.
16 2016-12-22Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
15 2016-12-16Brief of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed.
14 2016-12-12Consent the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
13 2016-12-12Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
12 2016-11-22Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana.
11 2016-11-18The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 18, 2017.
10 2016-11-18The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 16, 2016.
9 2016-10-28Petition GRANTED.
8 2016-10-24DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.
7 2016-09-28Reply of petitioner Juan Esquivel-Quintana filed. (Distributed)
6 2016-09-28DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.
5 2016-09-16Brief of respondent Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General in opposition filed.
4 2016-09-01Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 16, 2016.
3 2016-08-10Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
2 2016-08-03Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 9, 2016.
1 2016-07-11Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2016)

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Alan E. SchoenfeldImmigrant Defense Project, et al.AmicusWilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr, LLP 7 World Trade Center 250 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10007 alan.schoenfeld@wilmerhale.com(212) 937-7518other
Allon KedemJefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney GeneralAmicusAssistant to the Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov(202) 514-2217respondent
Benjamin J. HorwichNational Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAmicusMunger, Tolles & Olson LLP 560 Mission Street, 27th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 ben.horwich@mto.com(415) 512-4000other
Jeffrey B. WallJefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney GeneralCounsel of RecordActing Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov(202) 514-2217respondent
Jeffrey L. FisherJuan Esquivel-QuintanaCounsel of RecordStanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA 94305-8610 jlfisher@law.stanford.edu(650) 724-7081petitioner
Michael B. KimberlyThe National Immigrant Justice Center, et al.AmicusMayer Brown LLP 1999 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006 mkimberly@mayerbrown.com(202) 263-3000other
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