Supreme Court Review 2017/2018 TERM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018
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Issue:  FRCP 11(c)(1)(C) Plea Agreement

Hughes v. United States

17-155

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

Whether, as a four-justice plurality in Freeman v. United States concluded, a defendant who enters into a Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) plea agreement is generally eligible for a sentence reduction if there is a later, retroactive amendment to the relevant Sentencing Guidelines range.

DECISION

Awaiting Oral Arguments

ORAL ARGUMENT

To Be Argued on March 27, 2018

CERTIORARI STAGE

Granted December 8, 2017

Certiorari Stage Documents
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Petitioner's Reply (pdf download)
Brief in Opposition (pdf download)
Petition for Certiorari (pdf download)

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United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Decided February 27, 2017
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