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Docket for 08-1224
No. 08-1224
Title:
United States, Petitioner
v.
Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al.
Docketed:April 3, 2009
Linked with 08A863
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(07-7671, 07-7672, 07-7673, 07-7674, 07-7675)
  Decision Date:January 8, 2009
  Rehearing Denied:March 10, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 3 2009 Application (08A863) for stay of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 3 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 4, 2009)
Apr 3 2009 Application (08A863) granted by The Chief Justice. The mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, case No. 07-7671, is stayed pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. See Walters v. National Assn. of Radiation Survivors, 468 U.S. 1323 (1984) (Rehnquist, J., in chambers). Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court.
Apr 20 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 3, 2009.
May 20 2009 Brief of respondents Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al. in opposition filed.
May 20 2009 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondents Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al.
Jun 2 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2009.
Jun 2 2009 Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Jun 22 2009 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondents GRANTED.
Jun 22 2009 Petition GRANTED.
Aug 4 2009 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 28, 2009.
Aug 4 2009 The time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including October 28, 2009.
Aug 28 2009 Joint appendix filed.
Aug 28 2009 Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Sep 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of Kansas, et al. filed.
Oct 28 2009 Brief of respondents Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al. filed.
Nov 2 2009 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
Nov 2 2009 CIRCULATED.
Nov 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, and Professor Randy E. Barnett filed. (Distributed)
Nov 4 2009 Motion of Kansas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Nov 27 2009 Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Nov 30 2009 Motion of Kansas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Dec 8 2009 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of North Carolina. (1 envelope)
Dec 10 2009 Record received from U.S.C.A. Fourth Circuit. (1 envelope)
Jan 8 2010 Letter from counsel for the petitioner filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2010 Argued. For petitioner: Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: G. Alan DuBois, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Raleigh, N.C.
May 17 2010 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Stevens, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., and Alito, J., filed opinions concurring in the judgment. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined in all but Part III-A-1-b.
Jun 18 2010 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jun 18 2010 Record returned to the USCA for the Fourth Circuit. 1-envelope
Jun 18 2010 Record returned to the USDC for the Eastern District of North Carolina. 1-envelope



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
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
Attorneys for Respondents:
Jane E. Pearce Assistant Federal Public Defender(919) 856-4236
    Counsel of Record150 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 450
Raleigh, NC  27601
jane_pearce@fd.org
Party name: Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al.
 
G. Alan DuBois Asst. Federal Public Defender(919) 856-4236
150 Fayetteville Street,
Suite 450
Raleigh, NC  27601
Alan_DuBois@fd.org
Party name: Graydon Earl Comstock, Jr., et al.
Other:
C. Allen Foster Greenberg Traurig LLP(202) 331-3100
2101 L Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20037
Party name: Cato Institute, and Professor Randy E. Barnett
 
Jeffrey T. Green 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.
 
Stephen R. McAllister Solicitor General(785) 296-2215
Office of Attorney General
120 S.W. 10th Street, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS  66612
stevermac@fastmail.fm
Party name: Kansas, et al.
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