No. 20-18.

141 S.Ct. 2011 (2021)

Arthur Gregory LANGE, Petitioner v. CALIFORNIA.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 23, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey L. Fisher , Stanford, CA, for the petitioner.

Deputy Solicitor General Samuel T. Harbourt , San Francisco, CA, for the respondent supporting vacatur, by Amanda K. Rice, Detroit, MI, appointed by this Court as amicus curiae.

Erica L. Ross for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting affrmance.

Peter Goodman , Law Office of Peter Goodman, San Francisco, CA, Brian H. Fletcher , Counsel of Record, Jeffrey L. Fisher , Counsel of Record, Pamela S. Karlan , Stanford Law School, Supreme Court, Litigation Clinic, Stanford, CA, for the petitioner.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General of California, Michael J. Mongan , Solicitor General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey M. Laurence , Senior Assistant Attorney General, Samuel T. Harbourt , Counsel of Record, Helen H. Hong , Deputy Solicitors General, Donna M. Provenzano , Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Kimberly M. Castle , Associate Deputy Solicitor General, State of California Department of Justice, San Francisco, CA, for the respondent.

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