|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-458||9th Cir.||Apr 26, 2016||Jun 9, 2016||6-2||Sotomayor||OT 2015|
Holding: A federal district court has a limited inherent power to rescind a jury discharge order and recall a jury in a civil case for further deliberations after identifying an error in the jury's verdict. The district court did not abuse that power here.
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 9, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Kennedy joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 9 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 12, 2015)|
|Oct 21 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2015.|
|Dec 1 2015||Brief of respondent Hillary Bouldin in opposition filed.|
|Dec 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.|
|Dec 15 2015||Reply of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 11 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.|
|Jan 19 2016||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 29 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Feb 29 2016||Brief of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed.|
|Mar 4 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tueasday, April 26, 2016|
|Mar 14 2016||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Mar 15 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 30 2016||Brief of respondent Hillary Bouldin filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 6 2016||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 6 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Apr 8 2016||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Apr 15 2016||Reply of petitioner Rocky Dietz filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 26 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Neal K. Katyal, Washington, D. C.; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae).|
|Jun 9 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy, J., joined.|
|Jul 12 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
Just in: Biden will give remarks on Breyer's retirement today at the White House at 12:30 p.m. EST. Breyer will be in attendance.
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