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On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., the justices are expected to release orders from their October 11 conference.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC. Click to read Amy Howe's preview.

Tapia v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-5400 Ninth Cir. Apr 18, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jun 16, 2011 9-0 Kagan OT 2010

Holding: 18 U.S.C. § 3582(a) does not permit a sentencing court to impose or lengthen a prison term to foster a defendant's rehabilitation.

Judgment: Ninth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan on June 16, 2011. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito.

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