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 -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Ryan v. Gonzales

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-930 9th Cir. Oct 9, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Jan 8, 2013 9-0 Thomas OT 2012

Holding: 18 U.S.C. § 3599 does not provide a state prisoner with the right to suspend his federal habeas proceedings when he is adjudged incompetent.

Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on January 8, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 18 2011Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 22, 2011)
Feb 10 2011Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 25, 2011.
Feb 21 2011Brief amici curiae of Utah, et al. filed.
Apr 25 2011Brief of respondent Ernest Valencia Gonzales in opposition filed.
May 9 2011Reply of petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections filed. (Distributed)
May 10 2011DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2011.
May 31 2011The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Feb 9 2012Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Feb 20 2012Supplemental brief of petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections filed. (Distributed)
Feb 22 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 16, 2012.
Mar 14 2012Supplemental brief of respondent Ernest Valencia Gonzales filed. (Distributed)
Mar 19 2012Petition GRANTED.
Apr 20 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 25, 2012.
Apr 20 2012The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 20, 2012.
May 25 2012Brief of petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections filed.
May 25 2012Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections.
May 31 2012Brief amicus curiae of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims filed.
Jun 1 2012Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed (also in 11-218)
Jun 1 2012Brief amici curiae of Utah, et al. filed (also in 11-218).
Jun 11 2012Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Jul 20 2012Brief of respondent Ernest Valencia Gonzales filed. (Distributed)
Jul 23 2012SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Jul 24 2012CIRCULATED.
Jul 25 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Jul 26 2012Record received from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 box)
Jul 27 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed. (also in 11-218)
Jul 27 2012Brief amici curiae of Retired Federal Judges filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jul 27 2012Brief amici curiae of American Psychiatric Association, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jul 27 2012Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 27 2012Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. VIDED.
Aug 2 2012Record received from U.S.D.C. for District of Arizona. (3 boxes)
Aug 13 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Aug 20 2012Reply of petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections filed. (Distributed)
Oct 9 2012Argued. For petitioner: Thomas C. Horne, Attorney General, Phoenix, Ariz. For United States, as amicus curiae supporting petitioners in Nos. 11-218 & 10-930: Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Leticia Marquez, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Tucson, Ariz.
Jan 8 2013Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. (Decided together with No. 11-218)
Feb 11 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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