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United States v. Apel

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1038 9th Cir. Dec 4, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Feb 26, 2014 9-0 Roberts OT 2013

Holding: For purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 1382, which makes it a crime to re-enter a “military installation” after having been ordered not to do so, a portion of an Air Force base that contains a designated protest area and an easement for a public road qualifies as a “military installation.”

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on February 26, 2014. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Sotomayor joined. Justice Alito also filed a concurring opinion.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 13 2012Application (12A610) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 26, 2012 to January 25, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Dec 19 2012Application (12A610) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until January 25, 2013.
Jan 14 2013Application (12A610) to extend further the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 25, 2013 to February 24, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jan 16 2013Application (12A610) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until February 24, 2013.
Feb 22 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 25, 2013)
Mar 18 2013Waiver of right of respondent John Dennis Apel to respond filed.
Mar 27 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Mar 29 2013Response Requested . (Due April 29, 2013)
Apr 29 2013Brief of respondent John Dennis Apel in opposition filed.
May 9 2013Reply of petitioner United States filed.
May 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Petition GRANTED.
Jul 3 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 25, 2013.
Jul 3 2013The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 9, 2013.
Jul 16 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jul 22 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including August 16, 2013.
Jul 22 2013The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including October 21, 2013.
Jul 23 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Aug 16 2013Joint appendix filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Sep 17 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday December 4, 2013
Sep 17 2013CIRCULATED
Sep 18 2013Record from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Sep 18 2013Record from U.S.D.C. for Central District of California is electronic and located on PACER.
Oct 21 2013Brief of respondent John Dennis Apel filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2013Brief amici curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 28 2013Brief amicus curiae of Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Nov 20 2013Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 4 2013Argued. For petitioner: Benjamin J. Horwich, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Erwin Chemerinsky, Irvine, Cal.
Feb 26 2014Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Ginsburg, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion.
Mar 31 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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