|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-7521||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether a prior conviction for drug trafficking, Fla. Stat. § 893.135, that rests upon the mere possession of a specified quantity of drugs qualifies as a “controlled substance offense” for federal sentencing enhancement purposes, when the Florida statute is missing the requisite element of intent to distribute, an issue on which the circuits are divided; and (2) whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) is facially unconstitutional because it exceeds Congress’s authority under the commerce clause and is unconstitutional as applied to the intrastate possession of a firearm.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 18 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 21, 2018)|
|Feb 21 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 21, 2018 to March 23, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 22 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 23, 2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||Supplemental brief of petitioner Sadonnie Kitchen filed.|
|Mar 23 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Apr 05 2018||Reply of petitioner Sadonnie Kitchen filed.|
|Apr 12 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.|
|May 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|May 14 2018||Petition DENIED.|
NEW: Texas files its response to the Justice Department's emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block the state's six-week abortion ban.
Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
Breyer is the third justice since August to turn away an emergency challenge to a vaccine mandate, without referring the issue to the full court. Earlier: Barrett declined to block Indiana University's mandate, and Sotomayor declined to block NYC's mandate for school employees.
Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
#SCOTUS grants request by Texas abortion providers to fast-track consideration of petition for cert before judgment in challenge to SB8. Response from Texas is due by noon on Thursday -- same time as Texas's response to US filing today. Order is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zr1_2c8f.pdf
BREAKING: The Justice Department has filed its emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block Texas' six-week abortion ban.
The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
NEW: The Justice Department, as expected, says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Two cert grants on Native American sovereignty issues, and two unsigned opinions granting qualified immunity to cops -- here's the full breakdown of Monday's order list from @AHoweBlogger: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-adds-two-cases-on-native-american-law-and-issues-two-opinions-granting-police-officers-qualified-immunity/
NEW: In Monday morning order list, the Supreme Court agrees to hear two new cases: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, and Denezpi v. United States. The full order list is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zor_4f14.pdf