United States v. Bryant

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-420 9th Cir. Apr 19, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 13, 2016 8-0 Ginsburg OT 2015

Holding: The use of tribal-court convictions as predicate offenses in a subsequent prosecution does not violate the Constitution when the tribal-court convictions occurred in proceedings that complied with the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 and were therefore valid when entered.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 13, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 5 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 4, 2015)
Nov 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Congress of American Indians filed.
Nov 4 2015Brief of respondent Michael Bryant, Jr. in opposition filed.
Nov 4 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Michael Bryant, Jr.
Nov 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
Nov 23 2015Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 14 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Dec 14 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jan 28 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of cost filed.)
Jan 28 2016Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Feb 4 2016Brief amici curiae of National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, et al. filed.
Feb 4 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Congress of American Indians filed.
Feb 4 2016Brief amici curiae of Dennis K. Burke, United States Attorney, District of Arizona, et al. filed.
Feb 19 2016The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including March 7, 2016.
Mar 4 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Mar 7 2016Brief of respondent Michael Bryant, Jr. filed.
Mar 14 2016Brief amici curiae of Criminal Justice Organizations and Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2016Brief amici curiae of Professor Barbara Creel, and The Tribal Defender Network filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2016Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2016Brief amicus curiae of Citizens Equal Rights Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Mar 15 2016CIRCULATED.
Mar 15 2016The record from U.S.D.C. District of Montana is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of one document.
Mar 23 2016The record from the U.S.C.A. is electronic and located on PACER.
Apr 6 2016Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 19 2016Argued. For petitioner: Elizabeth B. Prelogar, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Steven C. Babcock, Assistant Federal Defender, Billings, Mont.
Jun 13 2016Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion.
Jun 30 2016Letter from the United States received.
Jul 15 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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