|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1363||9th Cir.||Oct 10, 2018||Mar 19, 2019||5-4||Alito||OT 2018|
Holding: The judgments of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit -- that respondents, who are deportable for certain specified crimes, are not subject to 8 U. S. C. §1226(c)(2)’s mandatory-detention requirement because they were not arrested by immigration officials as soon as they were released from jail -- are reversed, and the cases are remanded.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Alito on March 19, 2019. Justice Alito announced the judgment of the court and delivered the opinion of the court with respect to Parts I, III-A, III-B-1, and IV, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts II and III-B-2, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh joined. Justice Kavanaugh filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Gorsuch joined. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 31 2017||Application (16A944) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 11, 2017 to May 11, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Apr 07 2017||Application (16A944) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until May 11, 2017.|
|May 11 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 12, 2017)|
|May 18 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 12, 2017, for all respondents.|
|Jun 26 2017||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 11, 2017.|
|Aug 08 2017||Brief of respondents Mony Preap, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 23 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.|
|Aug 23 2017||Reply of petitioners Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.|
|Mar 12 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||Petition GRANTED.|
|Apr 10 2018||As Rule 34.6 provides, “If the Court schedules briefing and oral argument in a case that was governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2(c) or Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1(c), the parties shall submit electronic versions of all prior and subsequent filings with this Court in the case, subject to [applicable] redaction rules.” Subsequent party and amicus filings in the case should now be submitted through the Court’s electronic filing system, with any necessary redactions.|
|Apr 10 2018||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Apr 10 2018||Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including June 1, 2018. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 6, 2018. The reply brief is to be filed pursuant to Rule 25.3.|
|May 11 2018||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, et al.|
|May 29 2018||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED.|
|Jun 01 2018||Brief of petitioners Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. filed.|
|Jun 08 2018||Brief amicus curiae of U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, et al. filed.|
|Jun 08 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.|
|Jun 08 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed.|
|Jul 09 2018||SET FOR ARGUMENT On Wednesday, October 10, 2018|
|Aug 03 2018||CIRCULATED|
|Aug 06 2018||Brief of respondents Mony Preap, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 07 2018||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Aug 10 2018||Brief amicus curiae of National Immigrant Justice Center filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2018||Brief amici curiae of Administrative and Immigration Law Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2018||Brief amici curiae of Constitutional and Immigration Law Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2018||Brief amici curiae of Former INS and DHS General Counsels filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2018||Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2018||Brief amici curiae of Advancement Project, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 30 2018||Record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Aug 30 2018||Record from the U.S.D.C. California Northern District (Oakland) is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of Restricted documents that's electronic.|
|Sep 05 2018||Reply of petitioners Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 10 2018||Argued. For petitioners: Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Cecillia D. Wang, New York, N. Y.|
|Mar 19 2019||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, III–A, III–B–1, and IV, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts II and III–B–2, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kavanaugh, J., joined. Kavanaugh, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Apr 22 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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
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