|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1487||11th Cir.||Feb 24, 2015||May 18, 2015||9-0||Kagan||OT 2014|
Disclosure: John Elwood, a regular contributor to this blog, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Holding: A court-ordered transfer of a felon’s lawfully owned firearms from government custody to a third party is not barred by a federal law that prohibits felons from possessing guns if the court is satisfied that the recipient will not give the felon control over the firearms, so that he could either use them or direct their use.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on May 18, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 14 2014||Application (13A1039) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 28, 2014 to June 27, 2014, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Apr 17 2014||Application (13A1039) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until June 27, 2014.|
|Jun 10 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 14, 2014)|
|Jul 10 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 13, 2014.|
|Aug 7 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 27, 2014.|
|Aug 27 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 9 2014||Reply of petitioner Tony Henderson filed.|
|Sep 10 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Oct 6 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.|
|Oct 14 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2014.|
|Oct 20 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Nov 20 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Dec 4 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 8, 2014.|
|Dec 4 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 13, 2015.|
|Dec 8 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Dec 8 2014||Brief of petitioner Tony Henderson filed.|
|Dec 12 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.|
|Dec 15 2014||Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Dec 15 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Dec 15 2014||Brief amici curiae of CRPA Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Dec 15 2014||Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Dec 15 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Rifle Association of America, Inc. filed.|
|Dec 22 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, February 24, 2015|
|Dec 22 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit.|
|Jan 6 2015||Record for United States District Court for the District of Jacksonville available on Pacer.|
|Jan 6 2015||Record received from U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit. (1 - Envelope)|
|Jan 7 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 13 2015||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 14 2015||Record received from U.S.D.C. Middle Dist. of Florida. (1 - Envelope) Part of the Record is SEALED.|
|Jan 20 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 12 2015||Reply of petitioner Tony Henderson filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 24 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Daniel R. Ortiz, Charlottesville, Va. For respondent: Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|May 18 2015||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jun 19 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Sep 22 2015||REVISED JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#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).