|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1067||7th Cir.||Dec 6, 2017||Feb 21, 2018||5-4||Gorsuch||OT 2017|
Holding: In cases governed by 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(d), district courts must apply as much of a judgment in a federal civil rights suit as necessary, up to 25 percent, to satisfy an award of attorney’s fees.
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on February 21, 2018. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 02 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 5, 2017)|
|Mar 30 2017||Waiver of right of respondent Robert Smith, et al. to respond filed.|
|Apr 03 2017||Brief amici curiae of Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, et al. filed.|
|Apr 12 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.|
|Apr 12 2017||Response Requested. (Due May 12, 2017)|
|Apr 25 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 12, 2017.|
|Jun 14 2017||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 12, 2017.|
|Jul 12 2017||Brief of respondents Robert Smith, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jul 18 2017||Reply of petitioner Charles Murphy filed.|
|Jul 26 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.|
|Aug 25 2017||Petition GRANTED.|
|Sep 05 2017||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Charles Murphy.|
|Sep 29 2017||Brief of petitioner Charles Murphy filed.|
|Oct 06 2017||Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties, et al. filed.|
|Oct 06 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, December 6, 2017|
|Oct 10 2017||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Oct 20 2017||CIRCULATED|
|Oct 30 2017||Brief of respondents Robert Smith, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 06 2017||Brief amici curiae of States of Michigan, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 16 2017||Reply of petitioner Charles Murphy filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 06 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Stuart Banner, Los Angeles, Cal. For respondents: Brett E. Legner, Deputy Solicitor General, Chicago, Ill.|
|Feb 21 2018||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Mar 26 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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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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."