Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

United States v. Davila

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-167 11th Cir. Apr 15, 2013
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Jun 13, 2013 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2012
 
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Holding: When a federal judge participates in plea negotiations, contrary to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c),the defendant's guilty plea does not need to be vacated if there is no evidence in the record of prejudice to the defendant’s decision to plead guilty.

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Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 13, 2013. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined.

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Holding: When a federal judge participates in plea negotiations, contrary to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c),the defendant's guilty plea does not need to be vacated if there is no evidence in the record of prejudice to the defendant’s decision to plead guilty.   JudgmentVacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 13, 2013. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined.
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