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.

Dietz v. Bouldin

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-458 9th Cir. Apr 26, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 9, 2016 6-2 Sotomayor OT 2015

Holding: A federal district court has a limited inherent power to rescind a jury discharge order and recall a jury in a civil case for further deliberations after identifying an error in the jury's verdict. The district court did not abuse that power here.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 9, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Kennedy joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 9 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2015)
Oct 21 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2015.
Dec 1 2015Brief of respondent Hillary Bouldin in opposition filed.
Dec 15 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Dec 15 2015Reply of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016Petition GRANTED.
Feb 29 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Feb 29 2016Brief of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed.
Mar 4 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tueasday, April 26, 2016
Mar 14 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Mar 15 2016CIRCULATED.
Mar 30 2016Brief of respondent Hillary Bouldin filed. (Distributed)
Apr 6 2016Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 6 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Apr 8 2016Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 15 2016Reply of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed. (Distributed)
Apr 26 2016Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Neal K. Katyal, Washington, D. C.; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae).
Jun 9 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy, J., joined.
Jul 12 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
Share:
Term Snapshot
Awards