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May 2, 2005

The weekly SCOTUS GVR report

You can set your calenders these days by SCOTUS action: if it is Monday morning, it is time for more Booker-inspired GVRs from the Supreme Court.  As was true last week, this morning brings three dozen more such GVRs on this order list.  Is anyone out there keeping an accurate running count on how many total Booker-inspired GVRs we've seen? 

On another front, as SCOTUSblog reports here, the less notable of two cert grants today has the court granting review in "LaMarque v. Chavis (04-721), another case on the suspension of the one-year filing deadline for federal habeas petitions."  Though I love AEDPA jurisprudence as much as the next guy, this cert grant enhances my concern, previously expressed here and here, that SCOTUS is not allocating its limited time and energy toward addressing the most pressing, consequential and far-reaching criminal justice issues.

May 2, 2005 at 11:53 AM | Permalink


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To date there have been 688 cases in which the Supreme Court has Granted Certiorari, Vacated Judgment, and Remanded for Reconsideration in light of Booker, as follows: (i) 399 cases on January 24, 2005, (ii) 33 cases on February 22, 2005, (iii) 57 cases on February 28, 2005, (iv) 22 cases on March 7, 2005, (v) 28 cases on March 21, 2005, (vi) 25 cases on March 28, 2005, (vii) 17 cases on April 4, 2005, (viii) 34 cases on April 18, 2005, (ix) 36 cases on April 25, 2005; and (x) 37 cases on May 2, 2005.

Peter Schmidt

Posted by: Peter Schmidt | May 2, 2005 1:57:18 PM

Thanks so much, Peter. This head-count is very helpful.

Posted by: Doug B. | May 2, 2005 7:53:26 PM

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