Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Oregon v. Ice

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-901 Supreme Court of Oregon Oct 14, 2008
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Jan 14, 2009 5-4 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether, under Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) and Blakely v. Washington (2004), a sentencing judge violates the Sixth Amendment by imposing consecutive sentences based on a fact not found by the jury or admitted by the defendant.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on January 14, 2009.

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