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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Setser v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-7387 5th Cir. Nov 30, 2011
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Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Scalia OT 2011
 
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Holding: A federal district court has the discretion to order a federal criminal sentence to run after a state criminal sentence that is anticipated but has not yet been imposed.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 28, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg.

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