|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-6142||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether it is fundamental or structural error not amenable to meaningful review for the government to resort to racial prejudice or stereotypes as an indicia of guilt; (2) If it is not structural error, is it always plain error for the government to interject racial stereotypes into a trial in order to show the defendant’s guilt?
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 5 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 10, 2012)|
|Sep 13 2012||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Sep 20 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Sep 27 2012||Response Requested . (Due October 29, 2012)|
|Oct 24 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2012.|
|Nov 28 2012||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Dec 13 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.|
|Jan 7 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.|
|Jan 14 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2013.|
|Feb 4 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.|
|Feb 19 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.|
|Feb 25 2013||Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Breyer joins, respecting the denial of the petition for writ of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
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In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
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