|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-167||11th Cir.||Apr 15, 2013||Jun 13, 2013||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2012|
Holding: When a federal judge participates in plea negotiations, contrary to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c),the defendant's guilty plea does not need to be vacated if there is no evidence in the record of prejudice to the defendant’s decision to plead guilty.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 13, 2013. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 25 2012||Application (11A1243) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 5, 2012 to August 4, 2012, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Jun 26 2012||Application (11A1243) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until August 4, 2012.|
|Aug 3 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2012)|
|Sep 19 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Sep 20 2012||Response Requested . (Due October 22, 2012)|
|Oct 9 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 30, 2012.|
|Nov 29 2012||Brief of respondent Anthony Davila in opposition filed.|
|Dec 11 2012||Reply of petitioner United States filed.|
|Dec 12 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.|
|Jan 4 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 11 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 15, 2013|
|Feb 13 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Feb 13 2013||Brief of petitioner United States filed.|
|Mar 1 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 4 2013||Record received from U.S.D.C. for Southern District of Georgia. (1 box) There are sealed documents in this record.|
|Mar 11 2013||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 11th Circuit.|
|Mar 15 2013||Brief of respondent Anthony Davila filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 22 2013||Brief amici curiae of 57 Criminal Law and Procedure Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 22 2013||Brief amici curiae of Scholars and practitioners of legal and judicial ethics, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 22 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 8 2013||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 15 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Eric J. Feigin, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Robert M. Yablon, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 13 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Thomas, J., joined.|
|Jul 15 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 24 2013||Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 11th Circuit.|
|Jul 24 2013||Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of Georgia.|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
Thanks @marinklevy for joining us on the latest episode of SCOTUStalk!
On today's SCOTUStalk episode @marinklevy joins to talk new-justice history, including the time Earl Warren rushed across the country to take his seat and showed up with the wrong type of robes.
Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic.
Here is Sotomayor's brief order in the clash between Yeshiva University and a student Pride Alliance.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."