Brief filed: 02/27/2019
Quarles v. United States
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 17-778
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.
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.