|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1333||6th Cir.||Feb 23, 2015||May 18, 2015||9-0||Breyer||OT 2014|
Holding: The “three strikes” provision of the Prison Litigation Reform Act prevents a court from granting in forma pauperis status to a prisoner who “has, on three or more prior occasions, while incarcerated . . . , brought an action or appeal in a court of the United States that was dismissed on the grounds that it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.” A prior dismissal on one of the provision’s statutorily enumerated grounds counts as a strike, even if the dismissal is the subject of an ongoing appeal.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on May 18, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 27 2014||Application (13A985) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 17, 2014 to May 12, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Mar 27 2014||Application (13A985) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 12, 2014.|
|May 5 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 4, 2014)|
|May 28 2014||Waiver of right of respondents Todd Tollefson, et al. to respond filed.|
|Jun 4 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.|
|Jun 18 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Jun 23 2014||Response Requested . (Due July 23, 2014)|
|Jul 2 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 22, 2014.|
|Aug 21 2014||Brief of respondents Todd Tollefson, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 9 2014||Reply of petitioner Andre Lee Coleman-Bey filed.|
|Sep 10 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Oct 2 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Oct 27 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of eitheir party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Oct 31 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 1, 2014.|
|Oct 31 2014||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including January 14, 2015.|
|Dec 1 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Dec 1 2014||Brief of petitioner Andre Lee Coleman-Bey filed.|
|Dec 8 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.|
|Dec 8 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Dec 8 2014||Brief amici curiae of Thirty-three Professors filed.|
|Dec 22 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, February 23, 2015|
|Dec 22 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.|
|Dec 23 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit, the record is electronic.|
|Jan 7 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 14 2015||Brief of respondents Todd Tollefson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 21 2015||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 21 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Feb 10 2015||Reply of petitioner Andre Lee Coleman-Bey filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 20 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Feb 23 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugan, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Aaron D. Lindstrom, Solicitor General, Lansing, Mich.; and Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)|
|May 18 2015||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jun 19 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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