|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1482||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
Issue: Whether Florida's nearly thirty-year-old Surcharge Statute is a facially unconstitutional speech restriction, as the Eleventh Circuit held, or whether such a law regulates only conduct and does not even implicate the First Amendment, as the Second and Fifth Circuits have held.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 31 2016||Application (15A1021) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 12, 2016 to June 6, 2016, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Apr 7 2016||Application (15A1021) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until June 6, 2016.|
|Jun 6 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 8, 2016)|
|Jun 17 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 8, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Aug 5 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 15, 2016, for all respondents.|
|Aug 15 2016||Brief of respondents Dana's Railroad Supply, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 29 2016||Reply of petitioner Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida filed.|
|Aug 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Mar 29 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.|
|Apr 3 2017||Petition DENIED.|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
Just in: Biden will give remarks on Breyer's retirement today at the White House at 12:30 p.m. EST. Breyer will be in attendance.
Here's our new Breyer banner from @Courtartist. Breyer has always been an avid biker -- even to the point that he took a few spills. In fact, in 1993, when he was first being considered for a SCOTUS vacancy, he met with Bill Clinton while nursing broken ribs from a bike accident.
@Courtartist outdoes himself again with his Breyer retirement banner @SCOTUSblog.