Azar v. Garza

Petition for a writ of certiorari granted, en banc order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated and case remanded to the court of appeals with instructions to direct the district court to dismiss the relevant individual claim for injunctive relief as moot on June 4, 2018
Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Not Argued
Opinion
Vote
n/a
Author
Per Curiam
Term

Holding: The litigation over Jane Doe’s temporary restraining order allowing her to obtain an abortion despite the policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement falls squarely within established practice to reverse or vacate the judgment below and remand with a direction to dismiss when a civil case from a court in the federal system has become moot while on its way to the Supreme Court.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 03 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 4, 2017)
Nov 03 2017Motion to lodge non-record material under seal filed by petitioners.
Nov 08 2017Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Nov 17 2017Response to Motion Requested. (Due December 18, 2017)
Nov 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of Legal Center for Defense of Life filed.
Dec 04 2017Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, et al. filed.
Dec 04 2017Brief of respondent Rochelle Garza, as Guardian ad Litem to Unaccompanied Minor J.D. in opposition filed.
Dec 18 2017Motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by petitioners.
Dec 18 2017Letter in response to the motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by respondent.
Dec 19 2017Reply of petitioners Eric D. Hargan, et al. filed.
Dec 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 04 2018Rescheduled.
Jan 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.
Jan 11 2018Letter of January 11, 2018 from counsel for respondent received. (Distributed)
Jan 16 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.
Jan 18 2018Letter of January 18, 2018, from counsel for the petitioners received. (Distributed)
Feb 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.
Feb 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Feb 26 2018Record Requested.
Feb 26 2018Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the District of Columbia. The record is electronic and available on PACER. SEALED materials transmitted separately.
Feb 26 2018Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the D.C. Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER. SEALED materials transmitted separately.
Mar 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Mar 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.
Apr 02 2018Letter of respondent Rochelle Garza, as Guardian ad Litem to Unaccompanied Minor J.D. filed.
Apr 09 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.
Apr 16 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 23 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.
May 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
May 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.
May 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/24/2018.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/31/2018.
Jun 04 2018Motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record GRANTED.
Jun 04 2018The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The en banc order of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is vacated and the case is remanded to that court with instructions to direct the District Court to dismiss the relevant individual claim for injunctive relief as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950). Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Jul 06 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.

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