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Docket for 07-9712
No. 07-9712
Title:
James Benjamin Puckett, Petitioner
v.
United States
Docketed:March 6, 2008
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(06-10543)
  Decision Date:October 23, 2007
  Rehearing Denied:December 4, 2007
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 3 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 7, 2008)
Apr 1 2008 Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Apr 3 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2008.
Apr 7 2008 Response Requested . (Due May 7, 2008)
Apr 23 2008 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 6, 2008.
May 30 2008 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 7, 2008.
Jun 30 2008 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 6, 2008.
Aug 1 2008 Brief of respondent United States filed.
Aug 11 2008 Reply of petitioner James Benjamin Puckett filed
Aug 14 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2008.
Oct 1 2008 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to the following question: Whether a forfeited claim that the government breached a plea agreement is subject to the plain-error standard of Rule 52(b) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Oct 15 2008 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner James Benjamin Puckett.
Oct 16 2008 Record received from U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Texas. (1 box) This record contains sealed documents.
Oct 25 2008 Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the 5th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Oct 25 2008 Supplemental record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Texas. (1 envelope).
Oct 29 2008 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2008.
Nov 7 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
Nov 17 2008 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED. Lars Robert Isaacson, Esquire, of Lewisville, Texas, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case.
Nov 17 2008 Joint appendix filed. (Jt. Appendix in two volumes.) Statement of costs received.
Nov 17 2008 Brief of petitioner James Benjamin Puckett filed.
Nov 24 2008 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Nov 28 2008 CIRCULATED.
Dec 17 2008 Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed).
Jan 7 2009 Reply of petitioner James Benjamin Puckett filed. (Distributed)
Jan 14 2009 Argued. For petitioner: Lars R. Isaacson, Lewisville, Tex. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondent: Lisa H. Schertler, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Feb 2 2009 Motion of the parties for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed.
Feb 4 2009 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2009.
Feb 23 2009 Motion of the parties for leave to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.
Mar 25 2009 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Souter, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, J., joined.
Apr 27 2009 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 19 2009 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 5th Circuit.
Jun 26 2009 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Texas.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Lars Robert Isaacson 401 East Corporate Drive(469) 948-4740
    Counsel of RecordSuite 100
Lewisville, TX  75057
larsisaacson@criminaldefender.info
Party name: James Benjamin Puckett
Attorneys for Respondent:
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
Lisa H. Schertler Assistant to the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
Other:
Dahlia S. Fetouh Goodwin Proctor LLP(617) 570-1000
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA  02109
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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