Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the April 21 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Davila v. Davis. Steve Vladeck has our preview.

Detroit Free Press, Inc. v. Department of Justice

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-706 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Freedom of Information Act requires disclosure of booking photos of publicly named, federal indictees who have already appeared in open court.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 15 2016Application (16A286) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 12, 2016 to November 26, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 19 2016Application (16A286) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 26, 2016.
Nov 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 28, 2016)
Dec 7 2016Waiver of right of respondent Department of Justice to respond filed.
Dec 14 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 20 2016Response Requested . (Due January 19, 2017)
Dec 28 2016Brief amici curiae of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 28 Media Organizations filed.
Jan 12 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 21, 2017.
Feb 21 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 12, 2017.
Apr 12 2017Brief of respondent Department of Justice in opposition filed.
Term Snapshot