|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|22-76||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2022|
Issue: Whether, to establish that a defendant is an “unlawful user” of a controlled substance under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), the government must show the defendant’s regular or habitual drug use or instead may establish that element based on a single incident of drug use on the day of arrest.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 07 2022||Application (21A596) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 24, 2022 to July 22, 2022, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.|
|Apr 12 2022||Application (21A596) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until July 22, 2022.|
|Jul 22 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 25, 2022)|
|Aug 17 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 25, 2022 to September 26, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 18 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 26, 2022.|
|Aug 25 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Drug Policy Alliance filed.|
|Aug 25 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Sep 26 2022||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Oct 11 2022||Reply of petitioner Keith Carnes filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 12 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/28/2022.|
|Oct 31 2022||Petition DENIED.|
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.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
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.
NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf