Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

United States v. Kebodeaux

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-418 5th Cir. Apr 17, 2013
Tr.Aud.
Jun 24, 2013 7-2 Breyer OT 2012

Holding: As applied to respondent Anthony Kebodeaux, the registration requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act fall within the scope of Congress’s authority under the Necessary and Proper Clause.

Judgment: Reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on June 24, 2013. Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito filed opinions concurring in the judgment. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia joined as to parts I, II, and III-B.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 4 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2012)
Oct 16 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 5, 2012.
Dec 5 2012Brief of respondent Anthony James Kebodeaux in opposition filed.
Dec 5 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Anthony James Kebodeaux.
Dec 19 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Dec 21 2012Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jan 11 2013Petition GRANTED.
Feb 11 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Feb 25 2013Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner United States.
Feb 25 2013Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Feb 28 2013Record received from the U.S.D.C. Western District of Texas, El Paso Division. (1 Box)
Mar 4 2013Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Mar 8 2013CIRCULATED.
Mar 15 2013Record from U.S.C.A. for 5th Circuit is electronic.
Mar 27 2013Brief of respondent Anthony James Kebodeaux filed. (Distributed)
Apr 3 2013Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. (Distributed)
Apr 10 2013Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2013Argued. For petitioner: Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: M. Carolyn Fuentes, Assistant Federal Public Defender, San Antonio, Tex.
Jun 24 2013Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Roberts, C. J., and Alito, J., filed opinions concurring in the judgment. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined as to Parts I, II, and III-B.
Jul 26 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 29 2013Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Western District of Texas, Ep Laso Division.
 
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