Decided

No. 15-474

Robert F. McDonnell v. United States

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

See other cases from the Fourth Circuit.

Docket Entries

Record from U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Virginia has been returned.

JUDGMENT ISSUED

Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Argued. For petitioner: Noel J. Francisco, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioner Robert F. McDonnell filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., and Democracy 21 filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Campaign Legal Center filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)

Record received from U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Virginia is electronic and located on PACER. SEALED record is electronic.

Record received from U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER. SEALED record is electronic.

CIRCULATED.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.

Brief amici curiae of Virginia Law Professors filed.

Brief amici curiae of Members of the Virginia General Assembly filed.

Joint appendix consisting of 12 volumes of appendices filed in the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit filed.

Brief amici curiae of Benjamin Todd Jealous, Dolores McQuinn, and Algie T. Howell filed.

Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.

Brief amicus curiae of James Madison Center for Free Speech filed.

Brief amici curiae of 77 Former State Attorneys General (non - Virginian) filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Republican Governors Public Policy Committee filed.

Brief amici curiae of Public Policy Advocates and Business Leaders filed.

Brief amici curiae of U.S. Justice Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former Virginia Attorneys General filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.

Motion to deem the Court of Appeals joint appendix and supplemental appendix as the joint appendix in this Court GRANTED.

SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Brief of petitioner Robert F. McDonnell filed.

Supplemental joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)

Motion to deem the Court of Appeals joint appendix and supplemental appendix as the joint appendix in this Court filed by petitioner Robert F. McDonnell.

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

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 limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.

Reply of petitioner Robert F. McDonnell filed.

Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.

Brief amici curiae of Virginia Law Professors filed.

Brief amici curiae of Benjamin Todd Jealous, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of 60 Former State Attorneys General (non - Virginian) filed.

Brief amici curiae of Members of the Virginia General Assembly filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Republican Governors Public Policy Committee filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Officials filed.

Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice filed.

Brief amici curiae of Public Policy Advocates and Business Leaders filed.

Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.

Brief amici curiae of Former Attorneys General filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 8, 2015.

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

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

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2015)

Application (15A218) referred to the Court.

Application (15A218) granted by the Court. The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in case No. 15-4019 is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court.

Reply of applicant Robert F. McDonnell filed.

Response to application from respondent United States filed.

Upon consideration of the application of counsel for the applicant, it is ordered that a response to the application be filed on or before Wednesday, August 26, 2015, by 4 p.m. It is further ordered that the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in case No. 15-4019 is hereby stayed pending consideration of the response and further order of The Chief Justice or of the Court.

Application (15A218) for a stay of the mandate, or in the alternative for release on bail pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Parties

Robert F. McDonnell, Petitioner, represented by Noel J. Francisco

United States, Respondent, represented by Michael R. Dreeben

United States, Respondent, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

Amici Curiae

77 Former State Attorneys General (non - Virginian), Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian David Boone

American Center for Law and Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jay Alan Sekulow

Benjamin Todd Jealous, Dolores McQuinn, and Algie T. Howell, Amicus Curiae, represented by Patrick Pearse O'Donnell

Benjamin Todd Jealous, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Wyatt B. Durrette

Brennan Center for Justice at N.Y.U. School of Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott Andrew Eisman

Campaign Legal Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by J. Gerald Hebert

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mary Kelly Persyn

Former Federal Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by David J. Debold

Former Virginia Attorneys General, Amicus Curiae, represented by William H. Hurd

James Madison Center for Free Speech, Amicus Curiae, represented by James Bopp Jr.

Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by James F. Peterson

Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by William Woodruff Taylor III.

Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Staige Davis V.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae, represented by John D. Cline

Public Citizen, Inc, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott L. Nelson

Public Policy Advocates and Business Leaders, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory Neil Stillman

Republican Governors Public Policy Committee, Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles J. Cooper

U.S. Justice Foundation, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Herbert W. Titus

Virginia Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Timothy Meade Richardson

 
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