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The Supreme Court will release orders from the March 22 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic Inc.; Christopher Walker has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in The Dutra Group v. Batterton; Joel Goldstein has our preview.

Dillon v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-6338 3d Cir. Mar 30, 2010
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Jun 17, 2010 7-1 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: In certain circumstances, a defendant can ask to be resentenced if the federal Sentencing Guidelines are changed in his favor. The Court held that when this happens, the new Guidelines are binding on the district court at resentencing, even though the court could treat them as merely advisory if it was sentencing the defendant for the first time.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-1, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on June 17, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, and Justice Alito took no part in consideration of the case.

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