Docket for 10-5400
No. 10-5400
Title:
Alejandra Tapia, Petitioner
v.
United States
Docketed:July 14, 2010
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(09-50248)
  Decision Date:April 16, 2010
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 9 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 13, 2010)
Jul 21 2010 Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jul 29 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 27, 2010.
Aug 25 2010 Response Requested . (Due September 24, 2010)
Sep 14 2010 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 25, 2010.
Oct 25 2010 Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Oct 29 2010 Reply of petitioner Alejandra Tapia filed.
Nov 9 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 23, 2010.
Nov 29 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 3, 2010.
Dec 6 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 10, 2010.
Dec 10 2010 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Jan 10 2011 Stephanos Bibas, Esquire, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is invited to brief and argue this case, as amicus curiae, in support of the position that 18 U.S.C. �3582(a) allows district courts to consider rehabilitative need in setting the length and term of imprisonment.
Jan 18 2011 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 31, 2011.
Jan 18 2011 The time to file the Court-appointed brief of amicus curiae is extended to and including March 10, 2011.
Jan 18 2011 Any reply brief on the merits will be filed on or before April 8, 2011.
Jan 31 2011 Brief of respondent United States supporting vacatur filed.
Jan 31 2011 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 31 2011 Brief of petitioner Alejandra Tapia filed.
Jan 31 2011 Motion to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioner Alejandra Tapia.
Feb 7 2011 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 18, 2011.
Feb 15 2011 CIRCULATED.
Feb 16 2011 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2011.
Mar 7 2011 Motion to file Volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.
Mar 9 2011 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Mar 10 2011 Brief amicus curiae of Court-appointed amicus curiae filed. (Distributed)
Mar 14 2011 Partial record received from U.S.D.C. for Southern District of California. (1 envelope) This is the sealed portion of the record. The remainder of the record is electronic.
Mar 16 2011 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent United States supporting vacatur.
Apr 4 2011 Motion for divided argument filed by respondent GRANTED.
Apr 8 2011 Reply of respondent United States supporting vacatur filed. (Distributed)
Apr 11 2011 Reply of petitioner Alejandra Tapia filed. (Distributed)
Apr 18 2011 Argued. For petitioner: Reuben C. Cahn, San Diego, Cal. For respondent in support of vacatur: Matthew D. Roberts, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For amicus curiae: Stephanos Bibas, Philadelphia, Pa. (Appointed by this Court.)
Jun 16 2011 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J. delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Alito, J., joined.
Jul 18 2011 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 19 2011 Record returned to U.S.C.D. for Southern District of California.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Reuben Camper Cahn Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.(619)-234-8467
    Counsel of Record225 Broadway Suite 900
San Diego, CA  92101-5008
Reuben_Cahn@fd.org
Party name: Alejandra Tapia
 
James Fife Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.(619) 234-8467
225 Broadway, Suite 900
San Diego, CA  92101-5008
james_fife@fd.org
Party name: Alejandra Tapia
 
Doug Keller Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.(619) 234-8467
225 Broadway, Suite 900
San Diego, CA  92101
Party name: Alejandra Tapia
Attorneys for Respondent:
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. 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 supporting vacatur
 
Neal Kumar Katyal Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ
Party name: United States supporting vacatur
 
Matthew D. Roberts Assistant to the Solicitor General
Solicitor General's Office
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
Other:
Stephanos Bibas University of Pennsylvania Law School(215) 746-2297
Supreme Court Clinic
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
sbibas@law.upenn.edu
Party name: Court-appointed amicus curiae