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Caetano v. Massachusetts

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-10078 Mass. Not Argued Mar 21, 2016 n/a Per Curiam OT 2015

Holding: The explanation that the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts offered for upholding a state law prohibiting the possession of stun guns contradicts Supreme Court precedent in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on March 21, 2016. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 1 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 6, 2015)
Jun 22 2015Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.
Jul 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Jul 13 2015Response Requested . (Due August 12, 2015)
Aug 10 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 13, 2015.
Aug 11 2015Brief amicus curiae of Arming Women Against Rape & Endangerment filed.
Aug 12 2015Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth Second Amendment filed.
Oct 13 2015Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.
Oct 27 2015Reply of petitioner Jaime Caetano filed.
Oct 29 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.
Nov 16 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
Dec 8 2015Record Requested .
Dec 14 2015Record received from the Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1 envelope).
Dec 28 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Feb 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 14 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2016.
Mar 21 2016Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, concurring in the judgment. (Detached opinion).
Apr 22 2016MANDATE ISSUED
Apr 22 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
Jun 23 2016Record from The Supreme Judicial Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been returned.
 
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