Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We are hosting an online symposium on Epic Systems v. Lewis, in which the court held 5-4 that arbitration clauses in employment contracts that require employees to forego class and collective actions are enforceable. Contributions are available at this link.

Aracoma Coal Company v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on May 19, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-941 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted.

Issue: Whether an otherwise unconstitutional tax imposed upon the sale of goods in the stream of export commerce can be saved from invalidation under the Export Clause of the United States Constitution, Art. I § 9, cl. 5, by recharacterizing it as a deferred tax on manufacturing.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 23 2013Application (13A655) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 6, 2014 to February 5, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Dec 27 2013Application (13A655) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 5, 2014.
Feb 5 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 10, 2014)
Mar 6 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 9, 2014.
Apr 9 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Apr 22 2014Reply of petitioners Aracoma Coal Company, et al. filed.
Apr 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot