Monday, June 27, 2016
Happy J-Day to everyone in the federal-criminal-law community -- the day by which all Johnson petitions are due, depending on your interpretation of how a leap-year affects a one-year statute of limitations. Hopefully everyone has all of their petitions filed and can look forward to their first anxiety-free night of sleep in months. But fate has conspired to make all of the lingering questions linger a little longer: What of the career offenders of the world and the cert grant in Beckles? What of the 924(c) claims? What does Mathis have to say about all of these claims that we raised (or, worse yet, did not raise)? The saga continues. But in the meantime, thousands of petitioners out there have another shot at relief. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work.