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United States v. Sanchez-Gomez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-312 9th Cir. Mar 26, 2018
Tr.Aud.
May 14, 2018 9-0 Roberts OT 2017

Holding: The defendants’ appeals challenging the use of full restraints during nonjury pretrial proceedings became moot when their underlying criminal cases came to an end before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit could render its decision.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on May 14, 2018.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 29 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 28, 2017)
Sep 19 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 13, 2017, for all respondents.
Sep 28 2017Brief amici curiae of Senator Jeff Flake, et al. filed.
Sep 28 2017Brief amicus curiae of California State Sheriffs' Association filed.
Nov 13 2017Brief of respondents Moises Patricio-Guzman, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 13 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Moises Patricio-Guzman
Nov 13 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Rene Sanchez-Gomez
Nov 13 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Jasmin Isabel Morales
Nov 13 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Mark William Ring
Nov 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.
Nov 21 2017Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 08 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondents GRANTED.
Dec 08 2017Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jan 22 2018Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Jan 22 2018Joint appendix filed.
Jan 24 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 26, 2018
Feb 07 2018CIRCULATED
Feb 21 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Feb 21 2018Brief of respondents Moises Patricio-Guzman, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2018Brief amici curiae of Former Judges, Former Prosecutors, Former Government Officials, Law Professors, and Social Scientists filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Federal Defenders filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2018Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2018Motion for appointment of counsel filed by respondent Rene Sanchez-Gomez.
Mar 26 2018Argued. For petitioner: Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Reuben C. Cahn, San Diego, Cal.
Apr 11 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.
Apr 30 2018Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent GRANTED, and Ellis M. Johnston, III, Esquire, of San Diego, California, is appointed to serve as counsel for respondent Rene Sanchez-Gomez in this case.
May 14 2018Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 15 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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