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Editor's Note :

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Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. Harris

Pending petition

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-817 3d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the political question doctrine bars state-law tort claims against a battlefield support contractor operating in an active war zone when adjudication of those claims would necessarily require examining sensitive military judgments; (2) whether the Federal Tort Claims Act's “combatant-activities exception,” 28 U.S.C. § 2680(j), preempts state-law tort claims against a battlefield support contractor that arise out of the U.S. military's combatant activities in a theater of combat.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 6 2013Application (13A476) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 9, 2013 to January 15, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Nov 8 2013Application (13A476) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 8, 2014.
Jan 8 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 10, 2014)
Jan 14 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 16 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 11, 2014.
Jan 16 2014Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for respondents.
Feb 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of DRI -The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Feb 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Defense Industrial Association filed.
Feb 10 2014Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Feb 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of Professional Services Council filed.
Apr 11 2014Brief of respondents Cheryl Harris, Co-Administratrix of the Estate of Ryan D. Maseth, Deceased, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 29 2014Reply of petitioner Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. filed.
May 2 2014Supplemental brief of petitioner Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. filed.
May 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.
May 28 2014Supplemental brief of respondents Cheryl Harris, Co-Administratrix of the Estate of Ryan D. Maseth, Deceased, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 16 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
 
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