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Bond v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-158 3d Cir. Nov 5, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Jun 2, 2014 9-0 Roberts OT 2013

Holding: Section 229 of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998, which criminalizes, among other things, the possession or use of “chemical weapons," does not reach Bond’s conviction for simple assault, arising from her efforts to poison her husband’s mistress by spreading chemicals on (among other things) her doorknob, causing only a minor burn that was easily treated with water.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on June 2, 2014. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in the judgement, in which Justice Thomas joined, and Justice Alito joined as to Part I. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Scalia joined, and which Justice Alito joined as to Parts I, II, and III. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgement.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 1 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2012)
Aug 24 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 29 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 4, 2012.
Aug 31 2012Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Sep 4 2012Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
Oct 4 2012Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Oct 4 2012Brief amicus curiae of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges filed.
Oct 16 2012Reply of petitioner Carol Anne Bond filed.
Oct 17 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 2, 2012.
Nov 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 26 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Dec 3 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2012.
Dec 17 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.
Jan 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Jan 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2013.
Jan 18 2013Petition GRANTED.
Feb 6 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 8, 2013.
Feb 6 2013The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 9, 2013.
Apr 16 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
May 8 2013Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
May 8 2013Brief of petitioner Carol Anne Bond filed.
May 14 2013Brief amicus curiae of Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation filed.
May 15 2013Brief amici curiae of U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman, et al. filed.
May 15 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.
May 15 2013Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia and the States of Alabama, et al. filed.
May 15 2013Brief amicus curiae of Center for Individual Rights filed.
May 15 2013Brief amicus curiae of Home School Legal Defense Association filed.
May 15 2013Brief amicus curiae of Judicial Education Project filed.
May 15 2013Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Aug 7 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Aug 9 2013Brief of respondent United States filed.
Aug 16 2013Motion of Cato Institute, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors Sarah H. Cleveland, and William S. Dodge filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors David M. Golove, Martin S. Lederman, and John Mikhail filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amici curiae of Chemical Weapons Convention Negotiators and Experts filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amicus curiae of Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Chemistry Council filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors of International Law and Legal History filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief amici curiae of Former State Department Legal Advisers filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2013CIRCULATED.
Aug 20 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
Aug 29 2013Application (13A237) to extend the time to file a reply brief on the merits from September 9, 2013 to September 16, 2013, submitted to Justice Alito.
Sep 4 2013Application (13A237) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until September 16, 2013.
Sep 11 2013Record from U.S.C.A. Third Circuit is electronic (Not PACER).
Sep 11 2013Record from the USDC for the District of Pennsylvania is electronic and located on PACER. Parts of the record is Not On PACER, but still electronic.
Sep 16 2013Reply of petitioner Carol Anne Bond filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2013Motion of Cato Institute, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Nov 5 2013Argued. For petitioner: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jun 2 2014Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Thomas, J., joined, and in which Alito, J., joined as to Part I. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Scalia, J., joined, and in which Alito, J., joined as to Parts I, II, and III. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.
Jul 7 2014Judgment issued.
 
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