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Donaldson v. Department of Homeland Security

Petition for certiorari denied on June 24, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1044 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

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

Issue: Whether or under what circumstances a federal agency may cancel a vacancy for the purpose of hiring a non-veteran over a disabled veteran who is ranked higher on a list of qualified candidates.

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 25 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 27, 2013)
Mar 13 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Mar 22 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 26, 2013.
Mar 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. filed.
Mar 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of Federal Circuit Bar Association filed.
Apr 24 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2013.
May 24 2013Brief of respondent Department of Homeland Security in opposition filed.
Jun 3 2013Reply of petitioner Robert Donnell Donaldson filed.
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 24 2013Petition DENIED.
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