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Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.
Issue: Whether this Court should overrule Feres v. United States and reject its interpretation of the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 2671 et seq., which has been in place for more than 60 years.
Proceedings and Orders
Jan 10 2013
Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 14, 2013)
Feb 1 2013
Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Feb 6 2013
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 22 2013
Response Requested . (Due March 25, 2013)
Mar 14 2013
Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 24, 2013.
Apr 23 2013
Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2013.