|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-424||D.C. Cir.||Oct 4, 2017||Feb 21, 2018||6-3||Breyer||OT 2017|
Holding: A guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of the statute of conviction on direct appeal.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on February 21, 2018. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Kennedy and Thomas joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 30 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 31, 2016)|
|Oct 27 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 30, 2016.|
|Nov 16 2016||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 20, 2016.|
|Dec 20 2016||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jan 03 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.|
|Jan 03 2017||Reply of petitioner Rodney Class filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 06 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.|
|Feb 21 2017||Petition GRANTED.|
|Mar 15 2017||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 12, 2017.|
|Mar 15 2017||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 17, 2017.|
|May 12 2017||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received.)|
|May 12 2017||Brief of petitioner Rodney Class filed.|
|May 12 2017||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party from counsel for the petitioner.|
|May 19 2017||Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Criminal Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|May 19 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Albert W. Alschuler filed.|
|May 19 2017||Brief amicus curiae of The Innocence Project filed.|
|Jul 17 2017||Brief of respondent United States filed.|
|Jul 19 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.|
|Aug 01 2017||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.|
|Aug 09 2017||CIRCULATED|
|Aug 16 2017||Reply of petitioner Rodney Class filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 04 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Jessica R. Amunson, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Eric J. Feigin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Feb 21 2018||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Gorsuch, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy and Thomas, JJ., joined.|
|Mar 26 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Released today: annual financial disclosures for eight of the nine justices. Key takeaways: substantial book-royalty income for Sotomayor and Gorsuch; reduced travel reimbursements across the board during the pandemic.
Full story from @AHoweBlogger:
Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020 - SCOTUSblog
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were reflected in an unusual source: the justices’ 2020 financial disclosur...
Opinions next week — Monday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET.
With 21 opinions to go, #SCOTUS enters the home stretch: Opinions expected on Monday and Thursday again next week, at 10 am Eastern both days. Court will also issue orders from today's conference at 9:30 am on Monday, June 14.
NEW: SCOTUS rules against federal government's interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act. Court says a felony involving recklessness does not satisfy the law's "use of physical force" element and thus does not trigger the law's "violent felony" mandatory minimum sentence.
It's a @SCOTUSblog kind of morning
R.I.P. Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. His influence on SCOTUS and American law was enormous.
The Supreme Court will release opinion(s?) at 10:00 a.m. ET. We’ll fire up the live blog at 9:45.
There are 22 outstanding opinions in argued cases including the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ+ / religious liberty, voting rights, and student speech. https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/announcement-of-opinions-for-thursday-june-10/
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