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Docket for 15-108
No. 15-108
Title:
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Petitioner
v.
Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al.
Docketed:July 23, 2015
Linked with 14A1236
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
  Case Nos.:(CC-2013-0068, CC-2013-0072)
  Decision Date:March 20, 2015
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 5 2015 Application (14A1236) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 18, 2015 to July 20, 2015, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jun 5 2015 Application (14A1236) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until July 20, 2015.
Jul 17 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2015)
Aug 24 2015 Brief of respondents Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 8 2015 Reply of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 9 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 1 2015 Petition GRANTED.
Oct 19 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Oct 20 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondents.
Nov 16 2015 Joint appendix filed. (Corrected Joint Appendix filed and distributed on 1/31/16.) (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 16 2015 Brief of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.
Nov 24 2015 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Dec 4 2015 Record requested from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
Dec 15 2015 CIRCULATED.
Dec 15 2015 Record received from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. 1 Box.
Dec 16 2015 Brief of respondents Luis M. Sanchez Valle, and James Gomez Vazquez filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2015 Brief amici curiae of Professors Christina Duffy Ponsa and Sam Erman filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.
Dec 23 2015 Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Senior Puerto Rico Officials filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2015 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2015 Brief amici curiae of Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, and The Puerto Rican Bar Association filed. (Distributed)
Dec 23 2015 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 23 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter filed. (Distributed)
Jan 5 2016 Reply of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed. (Distributed)
Jan 8 2016 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Jan 8 2016 Letter from Clerk of Court advising that counsel should be prepared to discuss at oral argument whether this Court has jurisdiction to review the ruling of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico under 28 U.S.C. Sec.1258.
Jan 11 2016 Supplemental brief of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2016 Letter from counsel for the respondent received.
Jan 13 2016 Argued. For petitioner: Christopher Landau, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Adam G. Unikowsky, Washington, D. C.; and Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae).
Jun 9 2016 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Alito, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Thomas, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.
Jul 12 2016 MANDATE ISSUED
Jul 12 2016 JUDGMENT ISSUED
Jul 28 2016 Record from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has been returned.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Christopher Landau Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
    Counsel of Record655 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
clandau@kirkland.com
Party name: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Attorneys for Respondents:
Adam G. Unikowsky Jenner & Block, LLP(202) 639-6041
    Counsel of Record1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001-4412
aunikowsky@jenner.com
Party name: Luis M. Sanchez Valle, and James Gomez Vazquez
 
Wanda T. Castro Aleman Division de Apelaciones(787) 751-7555
Sociedad para Asistencia Legal
P.O. Box 20593
San Juan, PR  00928-0593
wtcastro@salpr.org
Party name: Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al.
Other:
Dana Marie Hrelic Horton 860-522-8338
Shields & Knox PC
90 Gillett Street
Hartford, CT  06105
dhrelic@hortonshieldsknox.com
Party name: Virgin Islands Bar Association
 
Brian David Netter Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
bnetter@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, and The Puerto Rican Bar Association
 
Fred A. Rowley Jr. Munger Tolles & Olson LLP(213) 683-9100
355 South Grand Avenue
35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90071
Fred.Rowley@mto.com
Party name: Professors Christina Duffy Ponsa and Sam Erman
 
Nicole A. Saharsky Assistant to the Solicitor General(202)-514-2201
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Pratik A. Shah Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP(202) 887-4000
1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036
pshah@akingump.com
Party name: Current and Former Senior Puerto Rico Officials
 
Howard M. Srebnick Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P. A.(305) 371-6421
201 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 1300
Miami, FL  33131
hsrebnick@royblack.com
Party name: Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter
 
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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