|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-357||2d Cir.||Apr 23, 2013||Jun 26, 2013||9-0||Scalia||OT 2012|
Holding: Attempting to compel a person to recommend that his employer approve an investment does not constitute “the obtaining of property from another” under the Hobbs Act.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on June 26, 2013. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Kennedy and Justice Sotomayor joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 19 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 24, 2012)|
|Oct 16 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 23, 2012.|
|Nov 20 2012||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Nov 28 2012||Reply of petitioner Giridhar C. Sekhar filed.|
|Dec 5 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.|
|Jan 7 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.|
|Jan 11 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 11 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesay, April 23, 2013|
|Feb 25 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Feb 25 2013||Brief of petitioner Giridhar C. Sekhar filed.|
|Mar 1 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 4 2013||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Cato Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 27 2013||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 15 2013||Reply of petitioner Giridhar C. Sekhar filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 26 2013||Judgment REVERSED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Kennedy and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 29 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
Just in: Biden will give remarks on Breyer's retirement today at the White House at 12:30 p.m. EST. Breyer will be in attendance.
Here's our new Breyer banner from @Courtartist. Breyer has always been an avid biker -- even to the point that he took a few spills. In fact, in 1993, when he was first being considered for a SCOTUS vacancy, he met with Bill Clinton while nursing broken ribs from a bike accident.
@Courtartist outdoes himself again with his Breyer retirement banner @SCOTUSblog.