Decided

No. 16-240

Kentel Myrone Weaver v. Massachusetts

from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

MANDATE ISSUED.

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

Argued. For petitioner: Michael B. Kimberly, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Randall E. Ravitz, Assistant Attorney General, Boston, Mass.; and Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)

Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.

Reply of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed. (Distributed)

Letter received from Counsel for Respondents. (Distributed)

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

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Arkansas, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Massachusetts filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED.

Brief amici curiae of The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, et al. filed.

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

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed.

Brief amici curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Society of Professional Journalists filed.

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

Record received from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. The record is electronic.

Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)

Brief of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed.

Record requested from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Petition GRANTED.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.

Reply of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed.

Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 2, 2016.

Response Requested . (Due November 2, 2016)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.

Brief amici curiae of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al. filed.

Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2016)

Parties

Kentel Myrone Weaver, Petitioner, represented by Michael B. Kimberly

Massachusetts, Respondent, represented by Randall E. Ravitz

Amici Curiae

American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brian W. Stull

Arkansas, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lee Rudofsky

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Harry H. Schneider Jr.

Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kent S. Scheidegger

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kirsten V. Mayer

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Curiae, represented by Stuart Banner

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Society of Professional Jounalists, Amicus Curiae, represented by Bruce D. Brown

The Stein Center for Law and Ethics, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lawrence J. Fox

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Ann O'Connell

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey B. Wall

 
Last updated: September 26, 2017