|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the 14th Amendment prohibits prison authorities from indefinitely detaining supervisees based on an assumption that a municipality will not provide legally-mandated compliant housing; and (2) whether the Eighth Amendment bars prison authorities from extending incarceration for individuals based on their homelessness and indigence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 22 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 26, 2021)|
|May 17 2021||Waiver of right of respondent Dennis Breslin, et al. to respond filed.|
|May 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/3/2021.|
|May 20 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Restorative Action Alliance, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 28 2021||Response Requested. (Due June 28, 2021)|
|Jun 14 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 28, 2021 to July 28, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 15 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 28, 2021.|
|Jul 28 2021||Brief of respondents Dennis Breslin, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 10 2021||Reply of petitioner Angel Ortiz filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
|Sep 03 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.|
|Oct 05 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.|
|Oct 12 2021||Rescheduled.|
The court has rescheduled oral argument in Shinn v. Ramirez, an important case involving habeas rights and the death penalty, for Dec. 8.
#SCOTUS also issues revised December argument calendar, adding Shinn v. Ramirez (moved to December from November to accommodate Texas cases) on Dec. 8: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-26-21-Amended-DEC-2021-Monthly-Argument-Session-Calendar.pdf
#SCOTUS issues order on divided argument in next week's Texas abortion cases, allows Texas to file one consolidated (but oversized) brief for both cases: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/102621zr_o7jp.pdf
Happening now outside SCOTUS: Several dozens supporters of expanding the size of the court are holding a rally. Speakers include Sen. Ed Markey, Sen. Tina Smith, and Rep. Mondaire Jones.
On Friday, the Supreme Court moved the Texas abortion litigation off the shadow docket and onto the "rocket docket." @maryrziegler explains how the expedited schedule is an important shift from how the court initially handled the issue in early September.
Supreme speed: The court puts abortion on the rocket docket - SCOTUSblog
Mary Ziegler is a law professor at Florida State University and the author of Abortion and the Law in America: ...
The court has adjusted its November argument schedule to reflect the accelerated consideration of the Texas abortion law.
#SCOTUS issues new oral argument calendar for November in light of today's orders scheduling Texas abortion cases for Nov. 1. Ramirez v. Collier, originally scheduled for Nov. 1, is now set for Nov. 9; Shinn v. Ramirez, originally set for Nov. 1, will be argued in December.
We've got two ways to catch up on what the Supreme Court did today on the Texas anti-abortion law.
For prose lovers, here's @AHoweBlogger's story: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-wont-block-texas-abortion-ban-but-fast-tracks-cases-for-argument-on-nov-1/
For the more video-inclined, here's @katieleebarlow's TikTok explainer: