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.

Gordon v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-673 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a federal official may retroactively ratify an ultra vires government action when: (a) no federal official was authorized to perform the act at the time it was initially undertaken; (b) the purported ratification does not include an examination of any facts related to the act performed; or (c) the ratification purports to encompass not only the initial act but also federal court rulings entered in response to the act; and (2) whether federal courts possess subject matter jurisdiction under Article III of the Constitution to hear a case filed at the behest of an individual who, from the time suit was filed until judgment was entered, lacked authority to vindicate the executive branch's interest in seeing that the law is obeyed.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 20 2016Application (16A295) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 18, 2016 to November 17, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Sep 22 2016Application (16A295) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until November 17, 2016.
Nov 17 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 22, 2016)
Nov 29 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Dec 15 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 23, 2017.
Dec 20 2016Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Dec 22 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Dec 22 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Jan 13 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 22, 2017.
Feb 16 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 24, 2017.
 
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