|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-25||4th Cir.||Jan 9, 2013||Jun 17, 2013||5-4||Kennedy||OT 2012|
Holding: An attorney’s solicitation of clients is not a permissible purpose covered by the “litigation exception” to the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 17, 2013. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 2 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 6, 2012)|
|Aug 6 2012||Brief of respondent Michael Eugene Spears, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 20 2012||Reply of petitioner Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed.|
|Aug 22 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Sep 25 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|Oct 31 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 9, 2013.|
|Nov 9 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Nov 9 2012||Brief of petitioners Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed.|
|Nov 13 2012||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 4th Circuit. (1 box)|
|Nov 16 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Nov 16 2012||Brief amici curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 16 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 28 2012||Record from U.S.D.C. for the District of South Carolina is electronic.|
|Dec 10 2012||Brief of respondents Michael Eugene Spears, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 2 2013||Reply of petitioners Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 9 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Joseph R. Guerra, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 17 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 19 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Jul 29 2013||Record returned to U.S. C.A. for 4th Circuit.|
Released today: annual financial disclosures for eight of the nine justices. Key takeaways: substantial book-royalty income for Sotomayor and Gorsuch; reduced travel reimbursements across the board during the pandemic.
Full story from @AHoweBlogger:
Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020 - SCOTUSblog
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were reflected in an unusual source: the justices’ 2020 financial disclosur...
Opinions next week — Monday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET.
With 21 opinions to go, #SCOTUS enters the home stretch: Opinions expected on Monday and Thursday again next week, at 10 am Eastern both days. Court will also issue orders from today's conference at 9:30 am on Monday, June 14.
NEW: SCOTUS rules against federal government's interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act. Court says a felony involving recklessness does not satisfy the law's "use of physical force" element and thus does not trigger the law's "violent felony" mandatory minimum sentence.
It's a @SCOTUSblog kind of morning
R.I.P. Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. His influence on SCOTUS and American law was enormous.
The Supreme Court will release opinion(s?) at 10:00 a.m. ET. We’ll fire up the live blog at 9:45.
There are 22 outstanding opinions in argued cases including the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ+ / religious liberty, voting rights, and student speech. https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/announcement-of-opinions-for-thursday-june-10/
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