|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-5238||10th Cir.||Mar 1, 2016||Apr 4, 2016||8-0||Alito||OT 2015|
Holding: The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which makes it a federal crime for certain sex offenders to “knowingly fai[l] to register or update a registration,” and requires sex offenders who move to another state to, “no later than 3 business days after each change of name, residence, employment, or student status,” inform in person at least one jurisdiction “where the offender resides, . . . is an employee, and . . . is a student,” did not require Lester Nichols, a registered sex offender, to update his registration in Kansas once he left the state and moved to the Philippines.
Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on April 4, 2016.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 14 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 17, 2015)|
|Aug 12 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 16, 2015.|
|Sep 16 2015||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 25 2015||Reply of petitioner Lester Ray Nichols filed.|
|Oct 1 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.|
|Oct 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.|
|Nov 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.|
|Nov 6 2015||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|Dec 15 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 23, 2015.|
|Dec 15 2015||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 26, 2016.|
|Dec 23 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 1, 2016|
|Dec 23 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Dec 23 2015||Brief of petitioner Lester Ray Nichols filed.|
|Jan 4 2016||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit.|
|Jan 7 2016||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER with the exception of 1 envelope.|
|Jan 15 2016||CIRCULATED.|
|Jan 26 2016||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 10 2016||Supplemental brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 19 2016||Reply of petitioner Lester Ray Nichols filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 1 2016||Argued. For petitioner: Daniel T. Hansmeier, Kansas City, Kan. For respondent: Curtis E. Gannon, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Apr 4 2016||Judgment REVERSED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|May 6 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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