Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Setser v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-7387 5th Cir. Nov 30, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Scalia OT 2011

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.

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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Merits Briefs for the Respondent

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