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Setser v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-7387 5th Cir. Nov 30, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Scalia OT 2011

Holding: A federal district court has the discretion to order a federal criminal sentence to run after a state criminal sentence that is anticipated but has not yet been imposed.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 28, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg.

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