|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-101||Md. Ct. Spec. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether, when preindictment delay has caused actual prejudice to the accused’s ability to defend himself, the due process clause requires that the defendant prove that the delay was driven by an improper prosecutorial motive, or that courts balance the particular prejudice to the defendant against the particular reasons (or lack thereof) for the delay.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 27 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2020)|
|Aug 13 2020||Waiver of right of respondent State of Maryland to respond filed.|
|Aug 19 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Sep 03 2020||Response Requested. (Due October 5, 2020)|
|Sep 03 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 5, 2020 to December 4, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 09 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 4, 2020.|
|Oct 05 2020||Brief amici curiae of Maine, Vermont, and Washington Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Dec 04 2020||Brief of respondent State of Maryland in opposition filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 23 2020||Reply of petitioner Lloyd Harris filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Feb 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Mar 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.|
|Mar 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|Mar 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Apr 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.|
|Apr 26 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/30/2021.|
|May 10 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.|
|May 17 2021||Petition DENIED.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050