Docket for 07-1529
No. 07-1529     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
Jesse Jay Montejo, Petitioner
v.
Louisiana
Docketed:June 9, 2008
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Louisiana
  Case Nos.:(2006-KA-1807)
  Decision Date:January 16, 2008
  Rehearing Denied:March 7, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 5 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 9, 2008)
Jul 9 2008 Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Jul 22 2008 Reply of petitioner Jesse Jay Montejo filed.
Jul 23 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2008.
Oct 1 2008 Petition GRANTED.
Nov 7 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 13, 2009.
Nov 17 2008 Brief of petitioner Jesse Jay Montejo filed.
Nov 17 2008 Joint appendix filed. Statement of costs received.
Nov 24 2008 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Nov 24 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Louisiana Public Defenders Association filed.
Nov 24 2008 Brief amici curiae of National Legal Aid & Defender Association, et al. filed.
Nov 28 2008 CIRCULATED.
Nov 29 2008 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Louisiana.
Dec 15 2008 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent DENIED.
Dec 17 2008 Brief of respondent Louisiana filed. (Distributed)
Dec 24 2008 Brief amici curiae of New Mexico, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2009 Reply of petitioner Jesse Jay Montejo filed. (Distributed)
Jan 8 2009 Record received from the Supreme Court of Louisiana. (2 boxes) This reord contains sealed documents
Jan 13 2009 Argued. For petitioner: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Washington, D.C. For respondent: Kathryn W. Landry, Baton Rouge, La.
Mar 30 2009 The parties are directed to file supplemental briefs addressing the following question: Should Michigan v. Jackson, 475 U.S. 625 (1986), be overruled? The briefs, not to exceed 6,000 words, are to be filed simultaneously with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Amicus briefs, not to exceed 4,500 words, may be filed with the Clerk and served upon counsel to the parties on or before 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Reply briefs, not to exceed 3,000 words, may be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2009.
Apr 13 2009 Brief amici curiae of New Mexico, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Supplemental brief of petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Supplemental brief of respondent Louisiana filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Brief amici curiae of Larry D. Thompson, William Sessions, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Brief amici curiae of Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed).
Apr 14 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Institute of Harvard Law School filed. (Distributed)
Apr 15 2009 Motion for reargument filed by petitioner Jesse Jay Montejo.
Apr 20 2009 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2009.
Apr 24 2009 Supplemental reply of petitioner Jesse Jay Montejo filed. (Distributed)
Apr 24 2009 Supplemental reply of respondent Louisiana filed. (Distributed)
Apr 27 2009 Motion of petitioner for reargument DENIED.
May 26 2009 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Kennedy, J., joined. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Souter and Ginsburg, JJ., joined, and in which Breyer, J., joined, except for n. 5. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Jun 22 2009 Petition for Rehearing filed.
Jul 2 2009 DISTRIBUTED.
Jul 27 2009 Rehearing DENIED.
Jul 27 2009 MANDATE ISSUED.
Aug 4 2009 Record returned to Supreme Court of Louisiana.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
G. Ben Cohen 636 Baronne Street (504) 529-5955
    Counsel of RecordNew Orleans, LA  70113
benc@thejusticecenter.org
Party name: Jesse Jay Montejo
 
Paul M. Smith Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
    Counsel of Record1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
psmith@jenner.com
 
Ian Heath Gershengorn Jenner & Block(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Jesse Jay Montejo
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
dverrilli@jenner.com
Party name: Jesse Jay Montejo
Attorneys for Respondent:
Kathryn Landry Post Office Box 82659 (225) 766-0023
    Counsel of RecordBaton Rouge, LA  70884
Kathilandry@aol.com
Party name: Louisiana
Other:
Catharine F. Easterly Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia(202) 628-1200
633 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: National Legal Aid & Defender Association, et al.
 
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Sandra K. Levick Public Defender Service for District of Columbia(202) 628-1200
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
slevick@pdsdc.org
Party name: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, et al.
 
Jonathan L. Marcus Covington & Burling, LLP(202) 662-6000
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004
jmarcus@cov.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al.
 
G. Paul Marx Louisiana Appellate Project for Richard Davis(337) 237-2537
P.O.Box 82389
Lafayette, LA  70598
gpmarx@sprynet.com
Party name: Louisiana Public Defenders Association
 
Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. Harvard Criminal Justice Institute(617) 496-8143
301 Austin Hall
1515 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02138
Party name: Criminal Justice Institute of Harvard Law School
 
Robert N. Weiner Arnold & Porter LLP(202) 942-5855
555 Twelfth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
RobertWeiner@aporter.com
Party name: Larry Thompson, William Sessions, et al.
 
M. Victoria Wilson Assistant Attorney General(505) 222-9052
New Mexico Attorney General's Office
111 Lomas Blvd., NW, Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Party name: New Mexico, et al.