Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Langbord v. Department of Treasury

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-612 3d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, when the government seizes property from private citizens and intends to retain it indefinitely, it can avoid the procedures, deadlines and penalties set forth in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 by merely asserting that the property was stolen from the government and declaring that it has no intention of seeking forfeiture; and (2) whether the government can avoid CAFRA's protections by strategically waiting for years and then filing a declaratory judgment claim that seeks essentially the same relief as is barred by CAFRA.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 28 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2016)
Nov 30 2016Waiver of right of respondent Department of the Treasury, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 14 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 6 2017Response Requested . (Due February 6, 2017)
Feb 2 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 8, 2017.
Mar 8 2017Brief of respondents Department of the Treasury, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 20 2017Reply of petitioner Roy Langbord, et al. filed.
Mar 22 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Term Snapshot