|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-814||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issues: (1) Whether heightened scrutiny under the 14th Amendment applies to a government policy that keeps misdemeanor and traffic-offense arrestees in jail pretrial solely because they are poor; and (2) whether the government can keep misdemeanor and traffic-offense arrestees in jail for up to 48 hours after arrest solely because they are poor when it has offered no reason for doing so.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 08 2018||Application (18A503) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 20, 2018 to December 20, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Nov 09 2018||Application (18A503) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until December 20, 2018.|
|Dec 20 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 28, 2019)|
|Jan 03 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 28, 2019 to February 27, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 07 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Maurice Walker.|
|Jan 08 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 27, 2019.|
|Jan 17 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, City of Calhoun, Georgia.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of Law Professors of Criminal, Procedural, et al. filed.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, et al. filed.|
|Jan 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Feb 27 2019||Brief of respondent City of Calhoun, Georgia in opposition filed.|
|Mar 12 2019||Reply of petitioner Maurice Walker filed.|
|Mar 13 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2019.|
|Apr 01 2019||Petition DENIED.|
#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