Decided

No. 15-108

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al.

from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

Docket Entries

Record from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has been returned.

JUDGMENT ISSUED

MANDATE ISSUED

Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Alito, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Thomas, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.

Argued. For petitioner: Christopher Landau, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Adam G. Unikowsky, Washington, D. C.; and Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae).

Letter from counsel for the respondent received.

Supplemental brief of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed. (Distributed)

Letter from Clerk of Court advising that counsel should be prepared to discuss at oral argument whether this Court has jurisdiction to review the ruling of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico under 28 U.S.C. Sec.1258.

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Reply of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, and The Puerto Rican Bar Association filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Senior Puerto Rico Officials filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Professors Christina Duffy Ponsa and Sam Erman filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.

Brief of respondents Luis M. Sanchez Valle, and James Gomez Vazquez filed. (Distributed)

Record received from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. 1 Box.

CIRCULATED.

Record requested from the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Joint appendix filed. (Corrected Joint Appendix filed and distributed on 1/31/16.) (Statement of costs filed)

Brief of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the respondents.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.

Reply of petitioner Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.

Brief of respondents Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al. in opposition filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2015)

Application (14A1236) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until July 20, 2015.

Application (14A1236) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 18, 2015 to July 20, 2015, submitted to Justice Breyer.

Parties

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Petitioner, represented by Christopher Landau

Luis M. Sanchez Valle, and James Gomez Vazquez, Respondent, represented by Adam G. Unikowsky

Luis M. Sanchez Valle, et al., Respondent, represented by Wanda T. Castro Aleman

Amici Curiae

Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico, and The Puerto Rican Bar Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian David Netter

Current and Former Senior Puerto Rico Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Pratik A. Shah

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, Amicus Curiae, represented by Howard M. Srebnick

Professors Christina Duffy Ponsa and Sam Erman, Amicus Curiae, represented by Fred A. Rowley Jr.

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Nicole A. Saharsky

Virgin Islands Bar Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Dana Marie Hrelic

 
Last updated: March 27, 2017