Artis v. District of Columbia

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 1, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Ginsburg
Term

Holding: In the instruction in 28 U.S.C. § 1367(d), which provides that the “period of limitations for” refiling in state court a state claim dismissed along with related federal claims by a federal district court exercising supplemental jurisdiction, “shall be tolled while the claim is pending [in federal court] and for a period of 30 days after it is dismissed unless State law provides for a longer tolling period,” to “toll” a state-law statute-of-limitations period means to hold it in abeyance, i.e., to stop the clock.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 22, 2018. Justice Gorsuch filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Kennedy, Thomas and Alito joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 06 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 7, 2016)
Oct 19 2016Waiver of right of respondent District of Columbia to respond filed.
Nov 02 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 03 2016Response Requested. (Due December 5, 2016)
Dec 01 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 4, 2017.
Jan 04 2017Brief of respondent District of Columbia in opposition filed.
Jan 17 2017Reply of petitioner Stephanie C. Artis filed.
Jan 18 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017Petition GRANTED.
Mar 29 2017The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 25, 2017.
Mar 29 2017The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 11, 2017.
May 11 2017Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Stephanie C. Artis.
May 25 2017Brief of petitioner Stephanie C. Artis filed.
May 30 2017Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Aug 11 2017Brief of respondent District of Columbia filed.
Aug 18 2017Motion of Wisconsin and 23 other states for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 18 2017Brief amici curiae of National Conference of State Legislatures, et al. filed.
Aug 18 2017Brief amici curiae of Wisconsin and 23 other states filed.
Aug 31 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sep 07 2017CIRCULATED
Sep 11 2017Reply of petitioner Stephanie C. Artis filed. (Distributed)
Sep 12 2017Record requested from the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Sep 25 2017Motion of Wisconsin and 23 other states for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Nov 01 2017Argued. For petitioner: Adam G. Unikowsky, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Loren L. AliKhan, Deputy Solicitor General, Washington, D. C.
Jan 22 2018Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined.

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