Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Barber v. Thomas

Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-5201 Mar 30, 2010
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Jun 7, 2010 6-3 Breyer OT 2009
 
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Holding: A federal inmate is entitled to a credit of up to fifty-four days for every year of her term of imprisonment if she exhibits exemplary behavior during that year. The Supreme Court held that term of imprisonment refers to the length of the sentence actually served by the inmate, rather than the length of the sentence as imposed by the sentencing judge.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 7, 2010. Justice Kennedy dissented, joined by Justices Stevens and Ginsburg.

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