|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-8976||D.C. Cir.||Nov 6, 2012||Jan 9, 2013||9-0||Scalia||OT 2012|
Holding: A defendant bears the burden of proving a defense of withdrawal from conspiracy.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 9, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 27 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 29, 2012)|
|Mar 22 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 30, 2012.|
|Apr 25 2012||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2012.|
|May 14 2012||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|May 29 2012||Reply of petitioner Calvin Smith and John Raynor filed. (Distributed)|
|May 30 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 14, 2012.|
|Jun 18 2012||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question II presented by the petition.|
|Jul 17 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 20, 2012.|
|Jul 17 2012||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 5, 2012.|
|Jul 17 2012||Counsel for the petitioner agrees to file any reply brief on the merits on or before October 26, 2012.|
|Jul 23 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, November 6, 2012|
|Aug 20 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Aug 20 2012||Brief of petitioners Calvin Smith and John Raynor filed.|
|Aug 24 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Aug 27 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 31 2012||Record received from U.S.C.A. for District of Columbia Circuit. (3 boxes)|
|Aug 31 2012||Record received from U.S.D.C. for District of Columbia. (26 boxes)|
|Oct 5 2012||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 26 2012||Reply of petitioners Calvin Smith and John Raynor filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 6 2012||Argued. For petitioners: A. J. Kramer, Federal Public Defender, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jan 9 2013||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Feb 11 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Apr 3 2013||Record returned to U.S.C.A. for District of Columbia Circuit.|
|Apr 3 2013||Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the District of Columbia.|
#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
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050