|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-9953||La. Ct. App.||Jan 14, 2013||Apr 29, 2013||5-4||Per Curiam||OT 2012|
Holding: Dismissed as improvidently granted.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 19 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 24, 2012)|
|May 24 2012||Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.|
|Jun 6 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 21, 2012.|
|Jun 6 2012||Reply of petitioner Jonathan Edward Boyer filed.|
|Jun 21 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Oct 1 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Oct 5 2012||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|Oct 31 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 14, 2013.|
|Nov 19 2012||Joint appendix filed (2 volumes). (Statement of costs filed)|
|Nov 19 2012||Brief of petitioner Jonathan Edward Boyer filed.|
|Nov 19 2012||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received jointly from counsel for the petitioner and counsel for the respondent.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of The Constitution Project filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|Nov 27 2012||Record received from Court of Appeal of Louisiana, 3rd Circuit. ( 1 envelope)|
|Dec 6 2012||CIRCULATED|
|Dec 7 2012||Record received from Fourteenth Judicial District of Louisiana Parish of Calcasieu. (6 boxes)|
|Dec 19 2012||Brief of respondent Louisiana filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 19 2012||Proposal from counsel for the respondent to lodge copies of a transcript from a hearing in the Fourteenth Judicial District court, Parish of Calcasieu, LA.|
|Jan 4 2013||Reply of petitioner Jonathan Edward Boyer filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 4 2013||Additional record received from Fourteenth Judicial District of Louisiana Parish of Calcasieu. (1 b0x)|
|Jan 14 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Richard Bourke, New Orleans, La. For respondent: Carla S. Sigler, Assistant District Attorney, Lake Charles, La.|
|Apr 29 2013||Writ of certiorari DISMISSED as improvidently granted Justice Alito, with whom Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas join, concurring. Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, and Justice Kagan join, dissenting. Opinion per curiam.|
|May 30 2013||Record returned to Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit.|
|May 30 2013||Record returned to Fourteenth Judicial District of Louisiana Parish of Calcasieu.|
|May 31 2013||MANDATE ISSUED|
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).