|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-439||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issues: (1) Whether reduced scrutiny of compelled commercial speech under Zauderer v. Office of Disciplinary Counsel of Supreme Court of Ohio applies beyond the need to prevent consumer deception; and (2) whether, when Zauderer applies, it is sufficient that the compelled speech be (a) factually accurate – even if controversial and, when read as a whole, potentially misleading; and (b) merely reasonably related to any non-“trivial” governmental interest.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 30 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 1, 2019)|
|Oct 03 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, CTIA – The Wireless Association®|
|Oct 04 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, City of Berkeley, California, et al.|
|Oct 30 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.|
|Oct 31 2019||Brief amici curiae of Institute for Justice and National Federation of Independent Business filed.|
|Oct 31 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Association of National Advertisers, Inc. filed.|
|Nov 01 2019||Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc.,et al. filed.|
|Nov 01 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.|
|Nov 01 2019||Brief of respondents City of Berkeley, California, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 01 2019||Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.|
|Nov 19 2019||Reply of petitioner CTIA – The Wireless Association® filed.|
|Nov 20 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.|
|Dec 09 2019||Petition DENIED.|
Monday's decision rejecting sentence reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders may have been unanimous, but @ekownyankah writes that there is far more going on than the ruling's dry textual analysis might indicate. Read his incisive analysis here:
After decades, Congress reduced the racially unjust crack/cocaine disparity... raising amounts required for prison time. Why would Congress have left small time dealers to rot in prison for decades?
My thoughts on SCOTUS's ruling in Terry v. United States:https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/unanimous-ruling-on-crack-cocaine-disparity-is-heavy-on-text-light-on-history/
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
We’ll crank up the live blog at 9:25. Join us!
Announcement of orders and opinions for Monday, June 14 - SCOTUSblog
We will be live blogging on Monday, June 14, as the court releases orders from the June 10 conference and one ...
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