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Docket for 16-240
No. 16-240
Title:
Kentel Myrone Weaver, Petitioner
v.
Massachusetts
Docketed:August 24, 2016
Lower Ct:Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  Case Nos.:(SJC-10932)
  Decision Date:July 20, 2016
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 18 2016 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2016)
Sep 6 2016 Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.
Sep 23 2016 Brief amici curiae of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al. filed.
Sep 28 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.
Oct 3 2016 Response Requested . (Due November 2, 2016)
Oct 27 2016 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 2, 2016.
Dec 2 2016 Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.
Dec 20 2016 Reply of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed.
Dec 21 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017 Petition GRANTED.
Feb 17 2017 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Feb 24 2017 Record requested from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Feb 27 2017 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Feb 27 2017 Brief of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed.
Mar 1 2017 Record received from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. The record is electronic.
Mar 3 2017 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Society of Professional Journalists filed.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, et al. filed.
Mar 22 2017 CIRCULATED.
Mar 29 2017 Brief of respondent Massachusetts filed. (Distributed)
Apr 3 2017 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Apr 4 2017 Brief amici curiae of Arkansas, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2017 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2017 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Apr 5 2017 Letter received from Counsel for Respondents. (Distributed)
Apr 10 2017 Reply of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed. (Distributed)
Apr 13 2017 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Apr 19 2017 Argued. For petitioner: Michael B. Kimberly, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Randall E. Ravitz, Assistant Attorney General, Boston, Mass.; and Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jun 22 2017 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Gorsuch, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Gorsuch, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kagan, J., joined.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Michael B. Kimberly Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
    Counsel of Record1999 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20006
mkimberly@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Kentel Myrone Weaver
Attorneys for Respondent:
Randall E. Ravitz Assistant Attorney General(617) 963-2852
    Counsel of Record Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA  02108
randall.ravitz@state.ma.us
Party name: Massachusetts
Other:
Stuart Banner UCLA School of Law(310) 206-8506
Supreme Court Clinic
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90095
banner@law.ucla.edu
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Bruce D. Brown The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press(202) 795-9300
1156 15th St., NW, Suite 1250
Washington, DC  20005
bbrown@rcfp.org
Party name: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Society of Professional Jounalists
 
Lawrence J. Fox Schoeman, Updick & Kaufman, LLP(212) 661-5030
551 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY  10176
Lfox@schoeman.com
Party name: The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, et al.
 
Kirsten V. Mayer Ropes & Gray LLP(617)-951-7753
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02199-3600
kirsten.mayer@ropesgray.com
Party name: Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Ann O'Connell Assistant to the Solicitor General(202)-514-3385
Office of the Solicitor General
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
aoconnell123@gmail.com
Party name: United States
 
Lee Rudofsky Solicitor General(501) 682-6302
Office of the Attorney General
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR  72201
lee.rudofsky@arkansasag.gov
Party name: Arkansas, et al.
 
Kent S. Scheidegger Criminal Justice Legal Foundation(916) 446-0345
2131 L Street
Sacramento, CA  95816
briefs@cjlf.org
Party name: Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
 
Harry H. Schneider Jr. Perkins Coie, LLP(206)-359-8000
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA  98101
hschneider@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al.
 
Brian W. Stull American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(919) 682-9469
201 W. Main Street, Suite 402
Durham, NC  27707
bstull@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts
 
Jeffrey B. Wall Acting 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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