Overton v. United States

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1504 D.C. Mar 29, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Jun 22, 2017 6-2 Breyer OT 2016

Holding: The withheld evidence is not material under Brady v. Maryland.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 22, 2017. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 23 2016Application (15A988) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 13, 2016 to May 13, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 24 2016Application (15A988) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 13, 2016.
Apr 27 2016Application (15A988) to extend further the time from May 13, 2016 to June 10, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 27 2016Application (15A988) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 10, 2016.
Jun 10 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 14, 2016)
Jul 7 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 15, 2016.
Aug 11 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 14, 2016.
Sep 8 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 14, 2016.
Oct 14 2016Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED.
Nov 1 2016Reply of petitioner Russell L. Overton filed.
Nov 2 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 16 2016Record Requested .
Nov 18 2016Record received from the D.C. Court of Appeals. The record is electronic.
Nov 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.
Dec 14 2016Petition GRANTED limited to the following question: "Whether the petitioners' convictions must be set aside under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)." The petition in 15-1503 is granted and the cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Jan 24 2017Joint motion to deem the court of appeals' joint appendix as supplemental volumes to the joint appendix filed with this Court filed. VIDED.
Jan 27 2017Brief of petitioner Russell L. Overton filed.
Jan 27 2017Joint appendix filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. VIDED
Feb 3 2017Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017Brief amicus curiae of Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017Brief amici curiae of Texas Public Policy Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017Brief amici curiae of Former Prosecutors filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017Brief amicus curiae of Wilfredo Lora filed. VIDED.
Feb 3 2017Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. VIDED.
Feb 7 2017Application (16A792) to file a consolidated respondents brief on the merits in excess of word limits, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED.
Feb 9 2017Application (16A792) to file a consolidated respondents brief on the merits in excess of word limits granted by The Chief Justice. The consolidated brief on the merits may not exceed 22,500 words. VIDED.
Feb 21 2017Motion to deem the court of appeals' joint appendix as supplemental volumes to the joint appendix filed with this Court GRANTED. VIDED.
Feb 22 2017CIRCULATED.
Feb 27 2017Brief of respondent United States filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 1 2017Motion for divided argument filed by petitioner Russell L. Overton. VIDED.
Mar 17 2017Motion for divided argument filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Mar 17 2017Reply of petitioners Charles S. Turner, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2017Reply of petitioner Russell L. Overton filed. (Distributed)
Mar 29 2017Argued. For petitioners in 15-1503: John S. Williams, Washington, D. C. For petitioner in 15-1504: Deanna M. Rice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. VIDED.
Jun 22 2017Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Kagan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined. Gorsuch, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the cases. VIDED.
 
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