|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Eighth Amendment, under Miller v. Alabama, which applies to mandatory sentences, requires invalidation of respondent Lydell White's sentence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 28 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 30, 2019)|
|Oct 16 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.|
|Oct 17 2019||Response Requested. (Due November 18, 2019)|
|Nov 18 2019||Brief of respondent Lydell White in opposition filed.|
|Nov 18 2019||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Lydell White.|
|Dec 11 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Feb 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.|
|Feb 26 2020||Motion to dismiss in accordance with Rule 46.1 filed.|
|Mar 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.|
|Mar 16 2020||Petition Dismissed - Rule 46.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf