Greenlaw v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-330 8th Cir. Apr 15, 2008
Tr.Aud.
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.

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