Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect the court to issue additional orders from its October 28 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Tapia v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-5400 Ninth Cir. Apr 18, 2011
Jun 16, 2011 9-0 Kagan OT 2010

Holding: 18 U.S.C. § 3582(a) does not permit a sentencing court to impose or lengthen a prison term to foster a defendant's rehabilitation.

Judgment: Ninth Circuit reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan on June 16, 2011. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito.

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