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.

Loomis v. Wisconsin

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-6387 Wis. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether it is a violation of a defendant's constitutional right to due process for a trial court to rely on the risk assessment results provided by a proprietary risk assessment instrument such as the Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions at sentencing because the proprietary nature of COMPAS prevents a defendant from challenging the accuracy and scientific validity of the risk assessment; and (2) whether it is a violation of a defendant's constitutional right to due process for a trial court to rely on such risk assessment results at sentencing because COMPAS assessments take gender and race into account in formulating the risk assessment.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 5 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 14, 2016)
Oct 18 2016Waiver of right of respondent Wisconsin to respond filed.
Nov 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 15 2016Response Requested . (Due December 15, 2016)
Dec 1 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 30, 2017.
Jan 27 2017Brief of respondent Wisconsin in opposition filed.
Feb 6 2017Reply of petitioner Eric L. Loomis filed.
Feb 16 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Mar 6 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Term Snapshot