Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the April 21 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Davila v. Davis. Steve Vladeck has our preview.

Walker v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-636 Tex. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, as Justices Ginsburg and Thomas suggested last term, this court should conduct a “fresh examination” of the “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause, Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle (Ginsburg, J., concurring); and (2) whether, as this court has previously suggested, the “separate sovereigns” exception at least should be inapplicable when state and federal prosecutors have worked so closely together that they are “in essential fact” one entity, Bartkus v. Illinois.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 17 2016Application (16A189) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 13, 2016 to November 12, 2016, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 29 2016Application (16A189) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until November 12, 2016.
Nov 10 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 12, 2016)
Nov 23 2016Waiver of right of respondent Texas to respond filed.
Nov 26 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Dec 12 2016Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center, et al. filed.
Dec 12 2016Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Dec 12 2016Brief amicus curiae of Stuart Banner filed.
Dec 12 2016Brief amicus curiae of Center on the Administration of Criminal Law filed.
Dec 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 27 2016Response Requested . (Due January 26, 2017)
Jan 24 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 3, 2017.
Mar 2 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 17, 2017.
Mar 17 2017Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Apr 4 2017Reply of petitioner Calvin Gary Walker filed.
Apr 5 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Term Snapshot