|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1006||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: Whether restitution imposed on a criminal defendant is a criminal penalty subject to the requirement under the Sixth Amendment that the government allege in the indictment and prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt any fact that increases the amount of criminal sentences, penalties, and punishments.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 26 2014||Application (14A562) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 21, 2014 to February 19, 2015, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Dec 1 2014||Application (14A562) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until February 19, 2015.|
|Feb 19 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 23, 2015)|
|Feb 26 2015||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Mar 4 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.|
|Mar 18 2015||Response Requested . (Due April 17, 2015)|
|Apr 8 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 18, 2015.|
|Apr 17 2015||Brief amici curiae of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al. filed.|
|May 18 2015||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|May 22 2015||Reply of petitioner Sara Johnson filed.|
|May 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.|
|Jun 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.|
|Jun 22 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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
💥 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).
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Justice Barrett did so in a speech in Kentucky, after being introduced by Mitch McConnell:
Justice Breyer did so in an interview on Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-stephen-breyer-political-reforms
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SCOTUS provides instructions to the parties in the case of John Ramirez, the death-row inmate who has requested that his pastor be permitted to lay hands on him and pray out loud in the death chamber.
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