|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-9409||La. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: Whether, at step two of the three-part framework established in Batson v. Kentucky, a trial judge can assume the responsibility of providing race-neutral justifications for the State's peremptory challenges.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 14 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 20, 2015)|
|Jun 3 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.|
|Jun 10 2015||Response Requested . (Due July 10, 2015)|
|Jun 24 2015||Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.|
|Jul 9 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Jul 20 2015||Record Requested .|
|Jul 23 2015||Record received from the Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fourth Circuit (1 box).|
|Jul 29 2015||Reply of petitioner Jabari Williams filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|May 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.|
|Jun 6 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2016.|
|Jun 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Foster v. Chatman, 578 U. S. ___ (2016). Justice Ginsburg, with whom Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan join, concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jun 22 2016||Record for the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit has been returned.|
|Jul 22 2016||MANDATE ISSUED|
|Jul 22 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
#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