|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-768||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issue: Whether retroactively applying a sex-offender-registry law that classifies offenders into tiers based on crime of conviction, requires certain offenders to register for life, requires offenders to report in person periodically and within days of certain changes to registry information, and restricts offenders' activities within school zones imposes “punishment” in violation of the ex post facto clause.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 14 2016||Application (16A482) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Nov 15 2016||Application (16A482) denied by Justice Kagan.|
|Dec 14 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 17, 2017)|
|Dec 28 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 16, 2017.|
|Feb 16 2017||Brief of respondents John Does #1-5, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 06 2017||Reply of petitioners Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. filed.|
|Mar 08 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.|
|Mar 27 2017||The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Jul 07 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jul 25 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioners Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, et al. filed.|
|Jul 26 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.|
|Oct 02 2017||Petition DENIED.|
In yet another Friday night shadow docket order, a divided Supreme Court sides with challengers to California’s COVID-related restrictions. Brief per curiam opinion and dissent from Justice Kagan: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
By vote of 5-4, #SCOTUS blocks California's COVID-related restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and worship. Opinion & Kagan's dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
President Biden will sign an executive order authorizing a commission to study Supreme Court reform. The commission will review “the length of service and turnover of justices on the court; the membership and size of the court” among other topics.
President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States | The White House
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The Supreme Court will hear April and May oral arguments remotely but with a live audio feed.
#SCOTUS confirms that "[i]n keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19," it will hear oral arguments in April and on May 4 remotely, as it has for the other argument sessions this term. Press release here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Advisory-Teleconference-Arguments.pdf
In a Monday evening shadow-docket filing, Tennessee asks the Supreme Court to reinstate a state law that imposes a 48-hour waiting period for patients to abortions. A federal judge struck down the waiting period as unconstitutional. @AHoweBlogger explains:
Tennessee asks court to restore waiting period for abortions - SCOTUSblog
Tennessee filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking the justices for permission to enforce...
BREAKING: In major copyright battle between tech giants, SCOTUS sides w/ Google over Oracle, finding that Google didnt commit copyright infringement when it reused lines of code in its Android operating system. The code came from Oracle's JAVA SE platform. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf
NEW: The Supreme Court agrees to take up one new case, Brown v. Davenport. It's a technical but important question about the standard for federal courts reviewing habeas claims to assess whether constitutional violations were "harmless error." https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/040521zor_3204.pdf
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