a fortiori in a sentence

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  • 567 U.S. 460 (U.S. 2012), 10-9646, Miller v. Alabama

    ... 14-year-old was convicted of murder and sentenced to a. mandatory term of life imprisonment without the possibility. ... . . Page 492. . . parole a fortiori. See ante, at 475-476,. 183 L.Ed.2d, at 421-422. Indeed, even ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2016), 15-6092, Mathis v. United States

    The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on a defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm who has three prior convictions “for a violent felony,” including “burglary, arson, or extortion,” 18 U.S.C. 924(e). To determine whether a prior conviction is a listed crime, courts apply the “categorical approach,” asking whether the elements of...

    ... (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence on a. defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a. ... L.Rev. 457, 469 (1897). A fortiori, we should not. apply this Court's use of a word in a prior case--a ...

  • 398 U.S. 144 (1970), 79, Adickes v. S. H. Kress & Co.

    ... In expounding a statute, we must not be guided by a single sentence or member of a sentence, but look to the provisions of the whole law, and ...26. Recognition of that theory -- and a fortiori of the other principal theory among the bill's supporters, the. . ...

  • 514 U.S. 549 (1995), 93-1260, United State v. Lopez

    ... a bench trial, found him guilty of violating § 922(q), and sentenced him to six months' imprisonment and two years' supervised release. ... that adversely affect the learning environment, then,  a fortiori,  it also can regulate the educational process directly. Congress could ...

  • Ohio v. American Express Co., 062518 FEDSC, 16-1454

    The Amex credit card companies use a two-sided transaction platform to serve cardholders and merchants. Unlike traditional markets, two-sided platforms exhibit “indirect network effects,” because the value of the platform to one group depends on how many members of another group participate. Two-sided platforms must take these effects into account before making a change in price on either side,...

    ... is, a fortiori, proof of market power. Without such power, the restraints could not ... academic article which devotes one sentence to the question,. saying that "a two-sided market [is] different ...

  • Fallacious Reasoning: Revisiting the Roper Trilogy in Light of the Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline.

    ...(13) Other scholars queried whether sentences over a certain period of time, such as ninety years, without opportunity ... of children's experiences relative to those of adults applies a fortiori with respect to the experience of childhood sexual assault and the ...

  • 530 U.S. 466 (2000), 99-478, Apprendi v. New Jersey

    ... to the State's hate crime statute, which provides for an enhanced sentence if a trial judge finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the ... of a factual matter that increases a statutory maximum apply a fortiori to any matter that would increase a statutory minimum. See ante, at ...

  • 897 F.3d 199 (4th Cir. 2018), 17-4037, United States v. Gibbs

    ... sentence of 24-months’ imprisonment. Gibbs contends that the. sentence was ... for original sentencing articulated in Rita and,. a fortiori, satisfies the more relaxed standard for. revocation sentencing. As ...

  • SORTING OUT SOLUTIONS TO THE NOW-WHAT PROBLEM.

    ... at hermeneutic expressivism, that is, the claim that moral sentences express conative attitudes. Although the worry concerns meaning more than ... objection just because they are brands of revisionism and that, a fortiori, any revisionary theory would meet it, including fictionalism. This would ...

  • 42 F.3d 53 (1st Cir. 1994), 93-2374, Pritzker v. Yari

    ... and shape of the nine-day window, established in the third sentence of article 1425. We address this question.         The district ... . if the third construction prevails--it follows a fortiori that Pritzker's failure to tender the necessary funds within nine days of ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2016), 15-5040, Williams v. Pennsylvania

    Williams was convicted of a 1984 murder and sentenced to death. Philadelphia District Attorney Castille approved a request to seek the death penalty. Williams’s conviction and sentence were upheld on direct appeal, state post-conviction review, and federal habeas review. In 2012, Williams filed a successive petition under Pennsylvania’s Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA), arguing that the...

    ... convicted of the 1984 murder of Amos Norwood and sentenced to. death. During the trial, the then-district attorney of. ...1919] interested in it." Id., at. 585-586. A fortiori, the Texas court held, a judge. was not " interested" in a [195 ...

  • 17 U.S. 518 (1819), Trustees Of Dartmouth College v. Woodward

    ..., and has no relation to the community in general; it is rather a sentence than a law.' 1 Bl. Com. 44.  Lord Coke is equally decisive and ... it implies a contract not to re-assume the rights granted; ¶ fortiori", the doctrine applies to a charter or grant from the king. .       \xC2"...

  • 528 U.S. 225 (2000), 99-5746, Weeks v. Angelone

    ... they must decide whether to issue the death penalty or a life sentence. The judge responded by directing them to a paragraph in their ...§ 2254(d). For the foregoing reasons, it follows a fortiori that the adjudication of the State Supreme Court's affirmance of Weeks' ...

  • 897 F.3d 645 (5th Cir. 2018), 17-40661, United States v. Halverson

    ...He appeals only. his sentence. He assigns four errors in his sentence. We find. no reversible ... of First Amendment rights," id., then, a. fortiori, preventing him from accessing the internet. entirely also violates ...

  • 508 U.S. 129 (1993), 91-8199, Deal v. United States

    ... provided for the crime of violence) and requires a 2-year sentence "[i]n the case of [a] second or subsequent [113 S.Ct. 1995] conviction ... See supra at 138-139. A fortiori, . use of the word "conviction," rather than wording describing the ...

  • 18 F.3d 662 (9th Cir. 1994), 89-35210, Campbell v. Wood

    ... in 1982 of three counts of aggravated first-degree murder and sentenced to death. We consider en banc the denial of Campbell's second federal ... a discretionary appeal on direct review of his conviction, a fortiori, he has no such right when attacking a conviction that has long since ...

  • 548 U.S. 163 (2006), 04-1170, Kansas v. Marsh

    ... convicted respondent Marsh of, inter alia, capital murder and sentenced him to death. Marsh claimed on direct appeal that Kan. Stat. Ann. ... . outweigh aggravating circumstances. A fortiori, Kansas' death penalty statute, consistent with the Constitution, may ...

  • Ramos v. Louisiana, 042020 FEDSC, 18-5924

    ... received almost anywhere else, Ramos was sentenced to life. without parole. He contests his conviction by a ... this result constituted a precedent follows a. fortiori from our cases holding that even our summary. affirmances of lower ...

  • 501 U.S. 957 (1991), 89-7272, Harmelin v. Michigan

    ... Michigan law of possessing more than 650 grams of cocaine and sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison without possibility of parole. The ... that other States punish with the mildest of sanctions follows a fortiori from the undoubted [111 S.Ct. 2699] fact that a State may criminalize an ...

  • Aliens Among Us: Factors to Determine Whether Corporations Should Face Prosecution in U.S. Courts for their Actions Overseas
  • 566 U.S. 134 (2012), 10-444, Missouri v. Frye

    ... with a guilty plea, a 90-day sentence. Counsel did not convey. the offers to Frye, and they expired. Less ... for my dissent are concerned, this is an a fortiori. case. I will not repeat here the constitutional points that I. ...

  • 449 U.S. 117 (1980), 79-567, United States v. DiFrancesco

    ...427] States the right, under specified conditions, to appeal the sentence imposed upon a "dangerous special offender." Respondent was convicted of ... See United States v. Scott, 437 U.S. at 98-99. A fortiori, the Double Jeopardy Clause does not bar a Government appeal from a ...

  • 169 U.S. 649 (1898), 18, United States v. Wong Kim Ark

    ....         3 Pet. 248. This last sentence was relied on by the counsel for the United States as showing that the ... become naturalized citizens by virtue of acts of Congress, a fortiori no act or omission of Congress, as to providing for the naturalization of ...

  • 506 U.S. 364 (1993), 91-1393, Lockhart v. Fretwell

    ... jury convicted respondent Fretwell of capital felony murder and sentenced him to death, finding, inter alia, the aggravating factor that the ...at 696. A fortiori, a showing of outcome-determination as strong as that made here is enough ...

  • 567 U.S. 343 (2012), 11-94, Southern Union Co. v. United States

    ...But. the First Circuit affirmed the sentence because it held that. Apprendi does not apply to criminal fines. ...2348, 147 L.Ed.2d. 435 (emphasis in original). Nor, a fortiori, could. there be an Apprendi violation where no maximum is. ...