Alaska v. Zinke

Petition for certiorari denied on May 1, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-596 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's exceedingly permissive standard improperly allows the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services 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.

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.
Dec 7 2016Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.
Dec 7 2016Brief amicus curiae of Alaska Federation of Natives filed.
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 12 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
Apr 12 2017Reply of petitioners Alaska, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 1 2017Petition DENIED.
 
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