Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Bruce v. Samuels

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-844 D.C. Cir. Nov 4, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Jan 12, 2016 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2015

Holding: When a prisoner files more than one case or appeal in the federal courts in forma pauperis, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(b)(2), calls for simultaneous, rather than sequential, recoupment of multiple monthly installment payments.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 12, 2016.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 16 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 17, 2015)
Feb 12 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 19, 2015.
Mar 13 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 20, 2015.
Apr 14 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 11, 2015.
May 11 2015Brief of respondents Charles E. Samuels, Jr., et al. filed.
May 15 2015Letter dated May 13, 2015, from counsel for petitioner received waiving the 14-day waiting period pursuant to Rule 15.5.
May 19 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.
Jun 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.
Jun 15 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jul 14 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 11, 2015.
Jul 14 2015The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 22, 2015.
Aug 11 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Aug 11 2015Brief of petitioner Antoine Bruce filed.
Aug 18 2015Brief amici curiae of Southern Poverty Law Center, et al. filed.
Sep 9 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Sep 10 2015Record requested from the U.S.C.A. D.C. Circuit
Sep 22 2015Brief of respondents Charles E. Samuels, Jr., et al. filed.
Sep 29 2015CIRCULATED
Sep 29 2015Brief amici curiae of Michigan and 19 Other States filed. (Distributed)
Sep 30 2015The record from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Oct 22 2015Reply of petitioner Antoine Bruce filed. (Distributed)
Nov 4 2015Argued. For petitioner: Anthony F. Shelley, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Jan 12 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Feb 16 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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