|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-9026||4th Cir.||Dec 2, 2014||Jan 13, 2015||9-0||Scalia||OT 2014|
Holding: A bank robber “forces [a] person to accompany him,” for purposes of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(e), when he forces that person to go somewhere with him, even if the movement occurs entirely within a single building or over a short distance.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 13, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 7 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 7, 2014)|
|Mar 31 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 7, 2014.|
|May 7 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|May 21 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 5, 2014.|
|Jun 9 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.|
|Jun 16 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.|
|Jun 23 2014||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|Jul 22 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 22, 2014.|
|Jul 22 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 7, 2014.|
|Aug 22 2014||Joint appendix filed.|
|Aug 22 2014||Brief of petitioner Larry Whitfield filed.|
|Aug 29 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Aug 29 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law filed.|
|Sep 4 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.|
|Sep 22 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.|
|Sep 23 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, part of the record is SEALED.|
|Oct 7 2014||Brief of respondent the United States filed.|
|Oct 27 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Nov 6 2014||Reply of petitioner Larry Whitfield filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 2 2014||Argued. For petitioner: Joshua B. Carpenter, Asheville, N. C. For respondent: Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jan 13 2015||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Feb 18 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Here's today's order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/011822zor_5iel.pdf
The court doesn't add any new cases to its docket, and takes no action on major pending petitions involving affirmative action in higher education & religious objections to nondiscrimination laws meant to protect LGBTQ people.
As she did last week, Sonia Sotomayor will participate in this week's arguments remotely, SCOTUS says. @NinaTotenberg reported this morning that Sotomayor's decision is the result of Neil Gorsuch's refusal to wear a mask on the bench. All other justices have agreed to wear masks.
Today at SCOTUS: The court will release orders on pending petitions at 9:30 a.m., followed by two oral arguments starting at 10 -- one on a First Amendment spat over a Boston flag policy; the other on a family's quest to reclaim an Impressionist painting taken in WWII by Nazis.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court agrees to take up five new cases, including an appeal from a high school football coach who lost his job after he prayed on the field.
#SCOTUS will have more opinions next Thursday at 10 am.
A workplace vaccine-or-test requirement that would have covered 84 million workers -- blocked. A vaccine mandate for over 10 million health care workers -- allowed to take effect.
Full analysis from @AHoweBlogger on this afternoon's rulings:
Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers - SCOTUSblog
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