|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether courts may defer to Sentencing Guidelines commentary without first determining that the underlying guideline is genuinely ambiguous; and (2) whether the U.S. Sentencing Commission can use commentary to rewrite a guideline that applies to “prohibit[ions]” on the “distribution” of drugs to apply to conspiracies and attempts to distribute drugs.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 28 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 2, 2020)|
|Nov 06 2020||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Nov 10 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Nov 16 2020||Response Requested. (Due December 16, 2020)|
|Dec 02 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.|
|Dec 08 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 16, 2020 to January 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 09 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 15, 2021.|
|Dec 16 2020||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Home Builders and American Farm Bureau Federation filed.|
|Dec 16 2020||Brief amici curiae of The New Civil Liberties Alliance & the Due Process Institute filed.|
|Dec 29 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 15, 2021 to February 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 31 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 16, 2021. See Rule 30.1.|
|Feb 16 2021||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Mar 02 2021||Reply of petitioner Zimmian Tabb filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 03 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 03 2021||Supplemental brief of petitioner Zimmian Tabb filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 17 2021||Rescheduled.|
It's official: In the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, our readers have chosen CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN as the greatest justice in history. The author of Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, and Miranda v. Arizona defeated top-seeded John Marshall in the final round.
We've reached the final round of SCOTUS bracketology, and two illustrious chief justices are facing off for the championship. One wrote Marbury v. Madison. The other wrote Brown v. Board. Our full write-up on both finalists is here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/04/the-great-chief-and-the-super-chief-a-final-showdown-in-supreme-court-march-madness/
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NEW: The Supreme Court will issue opinion(s?) next Thursday April 22. We’re still waiting on decisions in the ACA case and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia about religious liberty and LGBT rights.
Four Democrats unveiled legislation today to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13 -- but Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate quickly threw cold water on the proposal.
Here's our report from @jamesromoser:
Bill to enlarge the Supreme Court faces dim prospects in Congress - SCOTUSblog
Four congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court from ...
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Senator Markey (D-Ma) is delivering remarks right now in front of the Supreme Court introducing the Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the court to 13 justices. He’s flanked by Chairman of House Judiciary, Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Hank Johnson (D-Ga).
We've reached the final round of SCOTUS bracketology, and two illustrious chief justices are facing off for the championship. One wrote Marbury v. Madison. The other wrote Brown v. Board. Our full write-up on both finalists is here:
Cast your vote below!
The “great chief” and the “super chief”: A final showdown in Supreme Court March Madness - SCOTUSblog
Forget Ali vs. Frazier, Celtics vs. Lakers, or Evert vs. Navratilova. It’s time for Marshall vs. Warren. After...
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