|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-1034||8th Cir.||Jan 14, 2015||Jun 1, 2015||7-2||Ginsburg||OT 2014|
Holding: A non-citizen’s state conviction for concealing unnamed pills in his sock did not trigger removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which authorizes the deportation of an alien "convicted of a violation of . . . any law or regulation of a state, the United States, or a foreign country related to a controlled substance."
Judgment: Reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 1, 2015. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 14 2014||Application (13A746) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 26, 2014 to February 26, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Jan 17 2014||Application (13A746) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 25, 2014.|
|Feb 25 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 31, 2014)|
|Mar 26 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 30, 2014.|
|Apr 29 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2014.|
|May 14 2014||Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.|
|May 29 2014||Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.|
|Jun 3 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.|
|Jun 23 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.|
|Jun 30 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Aug 5 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 17, 2014.|
|Aug 5 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 20, 2014.|
|Sep 12 2014||Proposal from counsel for the petitioner to lodge a one-page report from the Kansas Sentencing Commission of September 3, 2014.|
|Sep 15 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Sep 17 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Sep 17 2014||Brief of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Law Professors filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||Brief amici curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center, et al. filed.|
|Nov 20 2014||Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General filed.|
|Nov 21 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 14, 2015|
|Dec 2 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Dec 2 2014||Record request from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Dec 17 2014||Record receive from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (1 Envelope)|
|Dec 22 2014||Reply of petitioner Moones Mellouli filed. (Distributed).|
|Jan 14 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Jon Laramore, Indianapolis, Ind. For respondent: Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 1 2015||Judgment REVERSED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined.|
|Jul 6 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 21 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.|
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
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 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).