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Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-520 8th Cir. Oct 5, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Mar 22, 2016 4-4 Per Curiam OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether “primarily and unconditionally liable” spousal guarantors are unambiguously excluded from being Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) “applicants” because they are not integrally part of “any aspect of a credit transaction”; and (2) whether the Federal Reserve Board has authority under the ECOA to include by regulation spousal guarantors as “applicants” to further the purposes of eliminating discrimination against married women.

Judgment: Affirmed by an equally divided Court in a per curiam opinion on March 22, 2016.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 3 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2014)
Nov 26 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 5, 2015.
Dec 30 2014Brief of respondent Community Bank of Raymore in opposition filed.
Jan 6 2015Reply of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed.
Jan 14 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015Petition GRANTED.
Apr 7 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including May 18, 2015.
May 18 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
May 18 2015Brief of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed.
May 26 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Jun 12 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 24, 2015.
Jul 7 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jul 24 2015Brief of respondent Community Bank of Raymore filed.
Jul 29 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Jul 30 2015Application (15A139) to extend the time to file a reply brief on the merits from August 24, 2015 to September 14, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jul 30 2015Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 31 2015CIRCULATED.
Aug 6 2015Application (15A139) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file the reply brief on the merits until September 3, 2015.
Aug 12 2015Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Aug 19 2015Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. 1 Box.
Aug 28 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Sep 3 2015Reply of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed. (Distributed)
Oct 5 2015Argued. For petitioners: John M. Duggan, Overland Park, Kan.; and Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Stephen R. McAllister, Lawrence, Kan.
Mar 22 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Opinion per curiam. The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.
Apr 15 2016Petition for Rehearing filed.
Apr 26 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2016.
May 16 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.
May 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
 
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