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Docket Number15-1498
Term2017
Full NameJefferson B. Sessions (formerly, Loretta E. Lynch), Attorney General v. James Garcia Dimaya
Short NameSessions (formerly Lynch), Attorney General v. Dimaya
PetitionerJefferson B. Sessions (formerly, Loretta E. Lynch), Attorney General
RespondentJames Garcia Dimaya
Date Argued (Reargued)Oct. 2, 2017
Date DecidedApril 17, 2018

Question Presented

Whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act's provisions governing an alien's removal from the United States, is unconstitutionally vague.

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FantasySCOTUS Crowd Prediction {Marshall}+ Algorithmic PredictionFinal SCOTUS Decision
6 Reverse
3 Affirm
6 Reverse
2 Affirm
4 Reverse
5 Affirm

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Justice FantasySCOTUS
Crowd Prediction
{Marshall}+ Algorithmic PredictionFinal SCOTUS Decision
John G. Roberts, Jr.John G. Roberts, Jr.
67 (R)
Reverse
Anthony M. KennedyAnthony M. Kennedy
69 (R)
Reverse
Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
83 (R)
Reverse
Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
56 (R)
Affirm
Stephen G. BreyerStephen G. Breyer
70 (R)
Affirm
Samuel A. AlitoSamuel A. Alito
52 (A)
Reverse
Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
67 (R)
Affirm
Elena KaganElena Kagan
57 (A)
Affirm
Neil GorsuchNeil Gorsuch
Prediction pending... Affirm

Case Events

NoDateDescription
29 2017-10-02Argued. For petitioner: Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondent: E. Joshua Rosenkranz, New York, N.Y.
28 2017-08-03Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic.
27 2017-08-01Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
26 2017-07-19SET FOR REARGUMENT on Monday, October 2, 2017.
25 2017-06-26This case is restored to the calendar for reargument.
24 2017-01-17Argued. For petitioner: Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: E. Joshua Rosenkranz, New York, N. Y.
23 2017-01-10Reply of petitioner Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed. (Distributed)
22 2016-12-21Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Federal Defenders filed. (Distributed)
21 2016-12-21Brief amicus curiae of The National Immigration Law Center filed. (Distributed)
20 2016-12-21Brief amici curiae of National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, et al. filed. (Distributed)
19 2016-12-21Brief amici curiae of Retired Article III Judges filed. (Distributed)
18 2016-12-14Brief of respondent James Garcia Dimaya filed. (Distributed)
17 2016-12-12Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic.
16 2016-12-12CIRCULATED.
15 2016-12-07Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
14 2016-12-05SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
13 2016-11-28Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
12 2016-11-14Brief of petitioner Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed.
11 2016-11-07Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General.
10 2016-09-29Petition GRANTED.
9 2016-08-31Reply of petitioner Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General filed. (Distributed)
8 2016-08-31DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
7 2016-08-12Brief of respondent James Garcia Dimaya in opposition filed.
6 2016-06-24Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 12, 2016.
5 2016-06-10Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 13, 2016)
4 2016-05-16Application (15A1049) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until June 10, 2016.
3 2016-05-13Application (15A1049) to extend further the time from May 24, 2016 to June 10, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
2 2016-04-24Application (15A1049) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until May 24, 2016.
1 2016-04-13Application (15A1049) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 24, 2016 to May 24, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Andrew J. PincusThe National Immigration Law CenterAmicusMayer Brown LLP1999 K Street, NWWashington, DC 20006apincus@mayerbrown.com(202) 263-3000other
Edwin S. KneedlerJefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney GeneralAmicusDeputy Solicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@usdoj.gov(202) 514-2217petitioner
E. Joshua RosenkranzJames Garcia DimayaCounsel of RecordOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP51 West 52nd StreetNew York, NY 10019-6142jrosenkranz@orrick.com(212) 506-5380respondent
Justin G. FlorenceRetired Article III JudgesAmicusRopes & Gray LLPPrudential Tower800 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199justin.florence@ropesgray.com(617) 951-7000other
Kara HartzlerThe National Association of Federal DefendersAmicusFederal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.225 Broadway, Suite 900San Diego, CA 92101-5008kara_hartzler@fd.org(619) 234-8467other
Noel FranciscoJefferson B. Sessions, III, Attorney GeneralCounsel of RecordSolicitor GeneralUnited States Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20530-0001SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov202-514-2217petitioner
Sejal Ramnik ZotaNational Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, et al.AmicusNational Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild14 Beacon Street, Suite 602 Boston, MA 02108sejal@nipnlg.org617-227-9727 X 108other
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