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Docket for 07-591
No. 07-591
Title:
Luis E. Melendez-Diaz, Petitioner
v.
Massachusetts
Docketed:November 2, 2007
Lower Ct:Appeals Court of Massachusetts
  Case Nos.:(05-P-1213)
  Decision Date:July 31, 2007
Discretionary Court  
  Decision Date:September 26, 2007
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 26 2007 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 3, 2007)
Nov 19 2007 Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.
Dec 3 2007 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Professors Pamela R. Metzger, et al. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2007 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Richard D. Friedman. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2008.
Dec 6 2007 Response Requested . (Due January 7, 2008)
Dec 27 2007 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2008.
Feb 5 2008 Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2008 Reply of petitioner Luis E. Melendez-Diaz filed. (Distributed)
Feb 20 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 14, 2008.
Mar 17 2008 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Richard D. Friedman GRANTED.
Mar 17 2008 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Professors Pamela R. Metzger, et al. GRANTED.
Mar 17 2008 Petition GRANTED.
Apr 23 2008 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 16, 2008.
Apr 23 2008 The time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 2, 2008.
May 3 2008 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner
Jun 16 2008 Joint appendix filed (statement of costs received).
Jun 16 2008 Brief of petitioner Luis E. Melendez-Diaz filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amicus curiae of National Innocence Network filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Richard D. Friedman filed.
Aug 8 2008 CIRCULATED.
Aug 18 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, November 10, 2008.
Aug 20 2008 Record received from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts. (1 box)
Sep 2 2008 Brief of respondent Massachusetts filed. (Distributed)
Sep 9 2008 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 9 2008 Brief amici curiae of National District Attorneys Association, and District, Prosecuting, and County Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Sep 9 2008 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Sep 9 2008 Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 12 2008 Letter, dated September 5, 2008, proposing to lodge non-record materials, namely, three letter responses containing statistics, submitted by counsel for the amici States.
Sep 17 2008 Record received from the Suffolk Superior Criminal Court. (1 envelope)
Oct 2 2008 Reply of petitioner Luis E. Melendez-Diaz filed. (Distributed)
Oct 6 2008 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 10 2008 Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal. For respondent: Martha Coakley, Attorney General, Boston, Mass.; and Lisa H. Schertler, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jun 25 2009 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Stevens, Souter, Thomas, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Kennedy, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer and Alito, JJ., joined.
Jul 27 2009 MANDATE ISSUED.
Aug 3 2009 Record returned to Suffolk Superior Criminal Court.
Aug 3 2009 Record returned to Appeals Court of Massachusetts.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Jeffrey L. Fisher Stanford Law School, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic(650) 724-7081
    Counsel of Record559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
jlfisher@law.stanford.edu
Party name: Luis E. Melendez-Diaz
Attorneys for Respondent:
James J. Arguin Assistant Attorney General(617) 727-2200
    Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA  02108
james.arguin@state.ma.us
Party name: Massachusetts
 
Martha Coakley Attorney General(617)-727-2200
One Ashburton Pl
Boston, MA  02108
martha_AG.Coakley@state.ma.us
Party name: Massachusetts
 
Susanne G. Reardon Office of the Attorney General(617) 963-2832
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA  02108
susanne.reardon@state.ma.us
Party name: Massachusetts
Other:
Donald B. Ayer Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20001-2113
dbayer@jonesday.com
Party name: Law Professors
 
Richard D. Friedman 625 South State Street(734) 647-1078
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
rdfrdman@umich.edu
Party name: Richard D. Friedman
 
Mathias H. Heck Jr. National District Attorneys Association(703) 549-9222
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA  22314
Party name: National District Attorneys Association, and District, Prosecuting, and County Attorneys
 
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: the United States
 
Corey L. Maze Solicitor General(334) 353-4336
Office of the Attorney General
500 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36130
cmaze@ago.state.al.us
Party name: Alabama, et al.
 
Timothy P. O'Toole Miller & Chevalier Chartered(202) 626-5800
655 Fifteenth St., N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20005
totoole@milchev.com
Party name: National Innocence Network
 
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, et al.
 
Lisa H. Schertler Assistant to the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Luis E. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts
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