Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Setser v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-7387 5th Cir. Nov 30, 2011
Mar 28, 2012 6-3 Scalia OT 2011

Holding: A federal district court has the discretion to order a federal criminal sentence to run after a state criminal sentence that is anticipated but has not yet been imposed.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 28, 2012. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg.

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