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Henderson v. Shinseki

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1036 Fed. Cir. Dec 6, 2010
Mar 1, 2011 8-0 Alito OT 2010

Holding: The deadline for filing a notice of appeal with the Veterans Court does not have jurisdictional consequences, and Congress did not require the 120-day deadline to be treated as jurisdictional. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: The deadline for filing a notice of appeal with the Veterans Court is not jurisdictional.

Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on March 1, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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Certiorari-Stage Documents

  • Opinion below (Federal Circuit)
  • Petition for certiorari (unavailable)
  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)
  • Petitioner’s reply (unavailable)
  • Amicus brief of the National Organization Of Veterans Advocates, Inc. et al. (unavailable)
  • Amicus brief of Paralyzed Veterans of America (unavailable)
  • Amicus brief of the United Spinal Association (unavailable)
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