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Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-827 10th Cir. Jan 11, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Mar 22, 2017 8-0 Roberts OT 2016

Holding: To meet its substantive obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a school must offer an "individualized education program" reasonably calculated to enable a child to make progress appropriate in light of the child's circumstances.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on March 22, 2017.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 22 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 25, 2016)
Jan 25 2016Brief amici curiae of Autism Speaks and The Public Interest Law Center filed.
Feb 10 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 26, 2016.
Feb 22 2016Response Requested . (Due March 23, 2016)
Mar 9 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 15, 2016.
Apr 15 2016Brief of respondent Douglas County School District RE-1 in opposition filed.
May 2 2016Reply of petitioner Endrew F., a Minor, By and Through His Parents and Next Friends, Joseph F. and Jennifer F. filed.
May 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.
May 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 31 2016The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Aug 18 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Sep 6 2016Supplemental brief of respondent Douglas County School District RE-1 filed.
Sep 7 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Sep 29 2016Petition GRANTED.
Nov 8 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Nov 14 2016Brief of petitioner Endrew F., a Minor, By and Through His Parents and Next Friends, Joseph F. and Jennifer F. filed.
Nov 14 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Nov 14 2016Supplemental Joint appendix filed.
Nov 15 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent.
Nov 17 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Association of State Directors of Special Education, in support of neither party filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of 118 Members of Congress filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Advocates for Children of New York, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Former Officials of the U.S. Department of Education filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of National Disability Rights Network, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Disability Rights Organizations, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Education Association filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Delaware, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2016Brief amici curiae of National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools, et al. filed.
Dec 5 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Dec 7 2016Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit.
Dec 7 2016Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 9 2016Record received from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit. The record is located on PACER, with the exception of the pleadings enclosed in one box.
Dec 12 2016CIRCULATED.
Dec 14 2016Brief of respondent Douglas County School District RE-1 filed. (Distributed)
Dec 21 2016Brief amicus curiae of Council of the Great City Schools filed. (Distributed)
Dec 21 2016Brief amici curiae of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 21 2016Brief amici curiae of Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Department of Education filed. (Distributed)
Dec 21 2016Brief amici curiae of National School Boards Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 28 2016Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Dec 30 2016Reply of petitioner Endrew F., a Minor, By and Through His Parents and Next Friends, Joseph F. and Jennifer F. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2017Argued. For petitioners Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford, Cal.; and Irv Gornstein, Counselor to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Neal K. Katyal, Washington, D. C.
Mar 22 2017Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Apr 24 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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