Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit violated the Constitution,
created circuit splits, contravened this Court’s
decisions, and subverted the appellate process by
replacing the question presented by the parties
with an issue that the prosecution deliberately
abandoned, and by making a factual finding (i.e.
that reasonable suspicion existed) for the first
time on appeal that disregarded the factual
findings of the district court and agents at the
scene, and then by holding that a citizen’s
personal belongings may be seized at the border
with no suspicion of wrongdoing.
Proceedings and Orders
May 23 2013
Application (12A1133) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 4 2013
Application (12A1133) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until July 6, 2013.
Jun 12 2013
Application (12A1133) to extend further the time from July 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 20 2013
Application (12A1133) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 5, 2013.
3/30Brumfield v. Cain Whether a defendant in a capital case has a right to an independent court hearing on Whether he suffers from mental incapacity and therefore is not eligible for the death penalty.
3/31Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Whether the Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held that “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se”.
On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.