|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether, when imposing a sentence within the statutory range for the offense of conviction, due process permits a sentencing court to consider conduct underlying an acquitted charge, so long as that conduct has been proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 23 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 29, 2019)|
|Nov 19 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 29, 2019 to December 30, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 21 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 30, 2019.|
|Dec 30 2019||Brief of respondent Eric L. Beck in opposition filed.|
|Dec 30 2019||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Eric L. Beck.|
|Jan 15 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.|
|Feb 24 2020||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Feb 24 2020||Petition DENIED.|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
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Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic.
Here is Sotomayor's brief order in the clash between Yeshiva University and a student Pride Alliance.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."