|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1457||Mont.||Mar 28, 2016||May 19, 2016||8-0||Ginsburg||OT 2015|
Holding: The Sixth Amendment's speedy trial guarantee does not apply once a defendant has been found guilty at trial or has pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on May 19, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Alito joined. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 21 2015||Application (14A1084) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 11, 2015 to June 10, 2015, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Apr 23 2015||Application (14A1084) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until June 10, 2015.|
|Jun 10 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 13, 2015)|
|Jul 2 2015||Waiver of right of respondent Montana to respond filed.|
|Jul 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Aug 17 2015||Response Requested . (Due September 16, 2015)|
|Sep 11 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2015.|
|Oct 16 2015||Brief of respondent Montana in opposition filed.|
|Nov 2 2015||Reply of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed.|
|Nov 4 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.|
|Nov 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.|
|Dec 4 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 19 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jan 19 2016||Brief of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed.|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jan 29 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 28, 2016|
|Feb 2 2016||Record received from the Supreme Court of Montana. (1 Envelope)|
|Feb 5 2016||Record received from U.S.D.C. Montana Second Judicial District. (1 Envelope)|
|Feb 18 2016||Brief of respondent Montana filed.|
|Feb 23 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Feb 25 2016||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 25 2016||Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 25 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Mar 7 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Mar 15 2016||Reply of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 28 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Fred A. Rowley, Jr., Los Angeles, Cal. For respondent: Dale Schowengerdt, Solicitor General, Helena, Mont.; and Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)|
|May 19 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Alito, J., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion.|
|Jun 20 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Jun 20 2016||MANDATE ISSUED|
|Jul 26 2016||Records from Supreme Court of Montana has been returned.|
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