Docket for 06-571
No. 06-571
Title:
Michael A. Watson, Petitioner
v.
United States
Docketed:October 25, 2006
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(05-31094)
  Decision Date:July 25, 2006
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 23 2006 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 24, 2006)
Nov 16 2006 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 26, 2006.
Dec 14 2006 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 25, 2007.
Jan 25 2007 Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 6 2007 Reply of petitioner Michael A. Watson filed.
Feb 7 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 23, 2007.
Feb 26 2007 Petition GRANTED.
Mar 28 2007 The time for filing the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 4, 2007.
Mar 28 2007 The time for filing respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 28, 2007.
Apr 4 2007 Record received from U.S.C.A. for the 5th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Apr 5 2007 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Middle District of Louisiana. (1 envelope) This record contains sealed documents.
May 4 2007 Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners Foundation, et al. filed.
May 4 2007 Joint appendix filed.
May 4 2007 Statement of costs for printing received.
May 4 2007 Brief of petitioner Michael A. Watson filed.
May 4 2007 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jun 28 2007 Brief of respondent United States filed.
Aug 2 2007 Reply of petitioner Michael A. Watson filed.
Aug 8 2007 CIRCULATED.
Aug 14 2007 SET FOR ARGUMENT Tuesday, October 9, 2007.
Oct 9 2007 Argued. For petitioner: Karl J. Koch, Baton Rouge, La. For respondent: Deanne E. Maynard, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Dec 10 2007 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Souter, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.
Jan 11 2008 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Feb 19 2008 Acknowledgement of receipt (01/16/07) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Mark T. Stancil Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck Untereiner & Sauber, LLP(202) 775-4500
    Counsel of Record1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411L
Washington, DC  20006
mstancil@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: Michael A. Watson
 
Karl J. Koch McGlynn, Glisson & Koch(225) 344-3555
340 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70801
karl@mgandk.com
Party name: Michael A. Watson
Attorneys for Respondent:
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Deanne E. Maynard Morrison & Foerster LLP(202) 887-8740
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
DMaynard@mofo.com
Party name: United States
Other:
William J. Olson William J.Olson PC(703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180-5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: Gun Owners Foundation, et al.
 
David S. Petron Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8000
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
jgreen@sidley.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers