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Docket for 08-6261
No. 08-6261
Title:
John Robertson, Petitioner
v.
United States, ex rel. Wykenna Watson
Docketed:September 11, 2008
Lower Ct:District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  Case Nos.:(00-FM-925, 04-FM-1269)
  Decision Date:January 24, 2008
  Rehearing Denied:June 13, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 10 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 14, 2008)
Oct 14 2008 Waiver of right of respondent Wykenna Watson to respond filed.
Oct 23 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2008.
Nov 10 2008 The motion of petitioner for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is denied. Petitioner is allowed until December 1, 2008, within which to pay the docketing fee required by Rule 38(a) and to submit a petition in compliance with Rule 33.1 of the Rules of this Court.
Nov 26 2008 Petitioner complied with order of November 10, 2008.
Dec 4 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2009.
Dec 11 2008 Response Requested . (Due January 12, 2009)
Jan 5 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 11, 2009.
Feb 11 2009 Brief of respondent Wykenna Watson in opposition filed. (Printed Brief)
Feb 26 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2009.
Mar 23 2009 The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Nov 6 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 17 2009 Supplemental brief of petitioner John Robertson filed. (Distributed)
Nov 18 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2009.
Dec 7 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2009.
Dec 14 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to the following question: Whether an action for criminal contempt in a congressionally created court may constitutionally be brought in the name and pursuant to the power of a private person, rather than in the name and pursuant to the power of the United States.
Jan 4 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
Jan 28 2010 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 28 2010 Brief of petitioner John Robertson filed.
Feb 4 2010 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Feb 12 2010 CIRCULATED.
Mar 1 2010 Brief of respondent Wykenna Watson filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amicus curiae of District of Columbia filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amicus curiae of National Crime Victim Law Institute filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of Family Law Judges, Practitioners & Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2010 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. and the time is to be divided as follows: 30 minutes for petitioner, 10 minutes for the Solicitor General, and 30 minutes for respondent.
Mar 22 2010 Record received from District of Columbia Court of Appeals. (1 envelope)
Mar 24 2010 Reply of petitioner John Robertson filed. (Distributed)
Mar 31 2010 Argued. For petitioner: Jaclyn S. Frankfurt, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Robert A. Long, Jr., Washington, D. C.; and Elena Kagan, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 24 2010 Writ of certiorari DISMISSED as improvidently granted. Opinion per curiam.
Jun 25 2010 MANDATE ISSUED.
Jun 30 2010 Record returned to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. 1-envelope



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
James W. Klein Public Defender Service(202) 628-1200
    Counsel of Record633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
jklein@pdsdc.org
Party name: John Robertson
 
Jaclyn S. Frankfurt 633 Indiana Ave, NW
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: John Robertson
Attorneys for Respondent:
Robert A. Long Jr. Covington & Burling LLP(202) 662-6000
    Counsel of Record1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20004
rlong@cov.com
Party name: Wykenna Watson
 
Todd S. Kim Solicitor General(202) 724-6609
Office of the Attorney General for D.C.
441 Fourth Street, N.W.
Suite 600-S
Washington, DC  20001
todd.kim@dc.gov
Party name: District of Columbia
Other:
Douglas E. Beloof Northwestern School of Law of(503) 768-6749
Lewis & Clark College
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR  97219
beloof@clark.edu
Party name: National Crime Victim Law Institute
 
Blair Gerard Brown Zuckerman Spaeder LLP(202) 778-1800
1800 M Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20036-5802
bgbrown@zuckerman.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Evan A. Davis Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP(212) 225-2000
One Liberty Plaza
New York, NY  10006
Party name: Family Law Judges, Practitioners & Scholars
 
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
 
Brian R. Matsui Morrison & Foerster LLP(202) 887-8784
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
bmatsui@mofo.com
Party name: Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al.
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