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Docket for 14-1457
No. 14-1457
Title:
Brandon Thomas Betterman, Petitioner
v.
Montana
Docketed:June 12, 2015
Linked with 14A1084
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Montana
  Case Nos.:(DA 13-0572)
  Decision Date:February 10, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 21 2015 Application (14A1084) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 11, 2015 to June 10, 2015, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Apr 23 2015 Application (14A1084) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until June 10, 2015.
Jun 10 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 13, 2015)
Jul 2 2015 Waiver of right of respondent Montana to respond filed.
Jul 15 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Aug 17 2015 Response Requested . (Due September 16, 2015)
Sep 11 2015 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2015.
Oct 16 2015 Brief of respondent Montana in opposition filed.
Nov 2 2015 Reply of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed.
Nov 4 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 30 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 4 2015 Petition GRANTED.
Jan 19 2016 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 19 2016 Brief of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed.
Jan 26 2016 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jan 29 2016 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 28, 2016
Feb 2 2016 Record received from the Supreme Court of Montana. (1 Envelope)
Feb 5 2016 Record received from U.S.D.C. Montana Second Judicial District. (1 Envelope)
Feb 18 2016 Brief of respondent Montana filed.
Feb 23 2016 CIRCULATED.
Feb 25 2016 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Feb 25 2016 Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 25 2016 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 7 2016 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Mar 15 2016 Reply of petitioner Brandon Thomas Betterman filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2016 Argued. For petitioner: Fred A. Rowley, Jr., Los Angeles, Cal. For respondent: Dale Schowengerdt, Solicitor General, Helena, Mont.; and Ginger D. Anders, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 19 2016 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Alito, J., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion.
Jun 20 2016 JUDGMENT ISSUED
Jun 20 2016 MANDATE ISSUED
Jul 26 2016 Records from Supreme Court of Montana has been returned.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Fred A. Rowley Jr. Munger Tolles & Olson LLP(213) 683-9100
    Counsel of Record355 South Grand Avenue
35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90071
Fred.Rowley@mto.com
Party name: Brandon Thomas Betterman
Attorneys for Respondent:
Dale Michael Schowengerdt Solicitor General(406) 444-2026
    Counsel of Record Montana Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT  59620-1401
dales@mt.gov
Party name: Montana
 
Jonathan M. Krauss Montana Dept. of Justice(406)-444-2026
AG's Ofc., P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT  59620-1401
jkrauss@mt.gov
Party name: Montana
Other:
Ginger D. Anders Assistant to the Solicitor General
Solicitor General's Office
Department of Justice
Washington,, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Thomas M. Fisher Solicitor General (317) 232-6255
IGC South, Fifth Floor
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN  46204
Tom.Fisher@atg.in.gov
Party name: Indiana, et al.
 
Mark Haddad Sidley Austin LLP(213) 896-6000
555 West Fifth Street, Suite 4000
Los Angeles, CA  90013
mhaddad@sidley.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. 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
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