|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|07-330||8th Cir.||Apr 15, 2008||Jun 23, 2008||6-3||Ginsburg||OT 2007|
Holding: Absent a government appeal or cross-appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit could not, on its own initiative, order an increase in Michael Greenlaw's sentence.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 23, 2008. Justice Breyer filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Stevens joined, and in which Justice Breyer joined as to Parts I, II, and III.
NEW: The Justice Department, as expected, says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
NEW: Biden's commission studying proposals for Supreme Court reform has released 200+ pages of "discussion materials" in advance of its final report, slated to be issued next month. The materials are divided into five categories and are available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/pcscotus/public-meetings/october-15-2021-pcscotus-meeting/
Curious: This morning the Supreme Court website had a dropdown menu option called “financial disclosure reports” (although nothing to see when you click on it). Now it’s gone
Today at SCOTUS: The Biden administration will appear before the justices asking to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev -- despite Biden's campaign pledge to end the death penalty and the DOJ's recent moratorium on federal executions.
Brett Kavanaugh was back on the bench today after participating in last week's arguments remotely due to his positive COVID test. Here's the full nine-person bench, in a sketch by @Courtartist.
#SCOTUS calls for the views of the US Solicitor General in Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services, re whether a punitive damages award that complies with a state law that caps punitive damages passes constitutional muster