|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.|
Released today: annual financial disclosures for eight of the nine justices. Key takeaways: substantial book-royalty income for Sotomayor and Gorsuch; reduced travel reimbursements across the board during the pandemic.
Full story from @AHoweBlogger:
Less travel, plenty of royalties for justices in 2020 - SCOTUSblog
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Opinions next week — Monday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET.
With 21 opinions to go, #SCOTUS enters the home stretch: Opinions expected on Monday and Thursday again next week, at 10 am Eastern both days. Court will also issue orders from today's conference at 9:30 am on Monday, June 14.
NEW: SCOTUS rules against federal government's interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act. Court says a felony involving recklessness does not satisfy the law's "use of physical force" element and thus does not trigger the law's "violent felony" mandatory minimum sentence.
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The Supreme Court will release opinion(s?) at 10:00 a.m. ET. We’ll fire up the live blog at 9:45.
There are 22 outstanding opinions in argued cases including the Affordable Care Act, LGBTQ+ / religious liberty, voting rights, and student speech. https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/06/announcement-of-opinions-for-thursday-june-10/
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