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June 26, 2017

A bit of criminal justice interest in last big SCOTUS order list of Term

The last big Supreme Court order list of OT16 is available here, and an assortment of cert grants and denials, summary opinions and concurrences and dissents are notable.  For criminal justice fans in particular, the denial of a big Second Amendment case out of California and some discussion around the GVRs in a few cases seem especially noteworthy.  And the discussion around the (partial) reversal of an erroneous mandatory minimum crack sentence in Hicks v. US will merit its own posy later today because of some of the comments by the newest Justice.  But first we have some more merits opinions coming (and I have to catch a plane, so perhaps commentors can review anything I missed in transit).

June 26, 2017 at 10:05 AM | Permalink


RBG and Sotomayor, if I'm understanding correctly, wanted to take a pair of cases that addressed 2A rights of felons to some degree. Thomas and Gorsuch wanted to take one involving public carry. The order list had a lot of stuff, especially Gorsuch.

Posted by: Joe | Jun 26, 2017 11:42:05 AM

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