|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-1482||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issue: Whether a finding of “circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness” may be premised on a district court’s belief in the truth of the hearsay statement, and its assessment of the credibility of the hearsay witnesses, rather than the circumstances surrounding the making of the statement.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 28 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 28, 2019)|
|Jun 18 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 28, 2019 to July 29, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 19 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 29, 2019.|
|Jul 29 2019||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Aug 12 2019||Reply of petitioner Semyya Lanise Cunningham filed.|
|Aug 14 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.|
|Oct 07 2019||Petition DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
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