Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1375 8th Cir. Mar 28, 2016
Tr.Aud.
May 19, 2016 8-0 Kennedy OT 2015

Holding: A favorable ruling on the merits is not a necessary predicate to find that a defendant is a prevailing party for purposes of an award of attorney’s fees under Section 706 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on May 19, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 19 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 19, 2015)
Jun 10 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 20, 2015.
Jun 19 2015Brief amici curiae of The Equal Employment Advisory Council, et al. filed.
Jul 10 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 19, 2015.
Aug 17 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 18, 2015.
Sep 16 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 19, 2015.
Oct 19 2015Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in opposition filed.
Nov 3 2015Reply of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed.
Nov 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 4 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jan 4 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Jan 19 2016Joint appendix filed. (Two Volumes) (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 19 2016Brief of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed.
Jan 19 2016Supplemental joint appendix volume filed.
Jan 25 2016Brief amicus curiae of Americans for Forfeiture Reform filed.
Jan 25 2016Brief amici curiae of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, LLC, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council, et al. filed.
Jan 26 2016Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Jan 29 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 28, 2016
Feb 8 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Feb 17 2016Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (2 Boxes)
Feb 18 2016Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed.
Feb 23 2016CIRCULATED.
Mar 10 2016Reply of petitioner CRST Van Expedited, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2016Argued. For petitioner: Paul M. Smith, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
May 19 2016Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion.
Jun 20 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
Jul 18 2016Records from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.
 
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