|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-10026||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: Whether petitioners’ sentences, which were partially based on drug quantities alleged in counts on which they had been acquitted, violated their rights under the Sixth Amendment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 6 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 6, 2014)|
|May 12 2014||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|May 14 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.|
|May 27 2014||Response Requested . (Due June 26, 2014)|
|Jun 19 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 28, 2014.|
|Jun 26 2014||Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, and Rutherford Institute filed.|
|Jun 26 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Law Professor filed.|
|Jul 28 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Aug 5 2014||Reply of petitioner Joseph Jones, Desmond Thurston, and Antwuan Ball filed.|
|Aug 14 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Oct 6 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.|
|Oct 14 2014||Petition DENIED. Justice Scalia with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Ginsburg join, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Just in: New COVID procedures (including PCR tests) for lawyers in advance of the Supreme Court's return to in-person arguments next week.
With less than a week to go b/4 #SCOTUS returns to the courtroom, the Court has posted COVID-19 protocols for lawyers arguing this fall, including a new pre-argument tradition: COVID testing. Full document is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/Fall_2021_argument_COVID_protocols.pdf
New at SCOTUS: Rick Allen Rhoades, who is set to be executed tomorrow evening in Texas, asks the justices for an emergency stay. Rhoades argues that he has been denied access to trial records that would help him investigate whether the jury selection was tainted by racial bias.
One week from today, the court will begin its new term and the justices will return to the courtroom for the first time since the pandemic hit. Time to dust off those robes and get ready for the first day. Here's our new banner, "back to school" edition, from @Courtartist.
The justices are meeting privately today for their "long conference." Thousands of cert petitions have rolled in over the summer, and the justices use today's conference to discuss which ones they should take up. Here are all the petitions we're watching:
Supreme Court Petitions - ScotusBlog
Comprehensive list of U.S. Supreme Court Petitions including issues, docket, opinions, proceedings, orders, and more.
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