Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the April 21 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Davila v. Davis. Steve Vladeck has our preview.

Alaska Oil and Gas Association v. Zinke

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-610 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's exceedingly permissive standard improperly allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate huge geographic areas as “critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act when much of the designated area fails to meet the statutory criteria.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 24 2016Application (16A211) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 6, 2016 to November 4, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 30 2016Application (16A211) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until November 4, 2016.
Nov 4 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2016)
Nov 30 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 6, 2017.
Jan 6 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2017.
Jan 6 2017Brief of respondents Conservation Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.
Feb 1 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 22, 2017.
Feb 17 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 24, 2017.
Mar 24 2017Brief of Federal Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.
Apr 10 2017Reply of petitioners Alaska Oil and Gas Association, et al. filed.
Apr 12 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
 
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