The Supreme Court today issued opinions today in Chambers v. US (here) and Jimenez v. Quarterman (here.)

Chambers centers around whether or not refusing to report to prison constitutes a ‘violent felony,’ triggering longer sentencing guidelines. Justice Breyer wrote the unanimous opinion that was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, and Ginsburg. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion that was joined by Justice Thomas.

Jimenez settled the appropriate filing deadlines of AEDPA. Justice Thomas wrote the opinion for a unanimous court.


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