Quarles v. United States

Brief of Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae In Support of Petitioner

Brief filed: 02/27/2019


Quarles v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 17-778

Prior Decision

Decision below 850 F.3d 836 (6th Cir. Mar. 10, 2017)


Congress’s definition of burglary as surreptitiously remaining embodies a contemporaneous intent requirement. Eliminating burglary’s contemporaneous intent requirement would violate the principles of due process and separation of powers underlying the rule of lenity.

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Thomas M. Bondy, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC; Alyssa Barnard-Yanni, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, NY; David O. Markus, NACDL, Miami, FL.

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