Not too much action on the criminal law front this SCOTUS Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court today decided Mont v. United States, No. 17-8995, related to calculation of credit for time served in federal criminal cases. Court-watchers will note an unusual 5-4 lineup, with Justice Ginsburg joining four “conservative” justices in the majority and Justice Gorsuch joining three “liberals” in the dissent.
My favorite “Ginsburg plus four conservatives” case remains Montana v. Egelhoff, 518 U.S. 37 (1996). (That is not an entirely unbiased opinion.)
The Court accepted for full review one sentencing procedure case, Holguin-Hernandez v. United States, No. 18-7739.