Issue: (1) Whether permanently attaching a GPS tracking device to a sex offender’s body and continuously tracking her in public and private places solely on the basis of her prior conviction for a sex offense and not on her current dangerousness constitutes punishment such that imposing it post-sentencing violates the Ex Post Facto Clause; and (2) whether permanently attacking a GPS tracking device to a sex offender’s body and continuously tracking her in public and private places for ten years without review solely on the basis of her prior conviction for a sex offense and not on her current dangerousness violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.
Proceedings and Orders
Sep 27 2013
Application (13A347) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 22, 2013 to December 21, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 7 2013
Application (13A347) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 21, 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.