Mach Mining v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1019 7th Cir. Jan 13, 2015
Tr.Aud.
Apr 29, 2015 9-0 Kagan OT 2014

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Holding: A court may review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission satisfied its statutory obligation to attempt conciliation before filing suit. But, because the EEOC has extensive discretion to determine what kind and amount of communication with an employer is appropriate in any given case, the scope of that review is narrow.

Judgment: Vacated and reamanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on April 29, 2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 25 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 27, 2014)
Mar 14 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Mar 19 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 28, 2014.
Mar 27 2014Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc., et al. filed.
Apr 22 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 27, 2014.
May 27 2014Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed.
Jun 2 2014Reply of petitioner Mach Mining, LLC filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Petition GRANTED.
Jul 7 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Aug 1 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 4, 2014.
Aug 1 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 27, 2014.
Sep 4 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Sep 4 2014Brief of petitioner Mach Mining, LLC filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amici curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council and Society for Human Resource Management filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Insurance Association filed.
Sep 11 2014Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc., et al. filed.
Oct 27 2014Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed.
Nov 3 2014Brief amici curiae of Impact Fund, et al. filed.
Nov 3 2014Brief amici curiae of Women's Rights Organizations and Individuals filed.
Nov 3 2014Brief amici curiae of States of Arizona, et al. filed.
Nov 21 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Nov 26 2014Reply of petitioner Mach Mining, LLC filed.
Dec 2 2014CIRCULATED.
Dec 2 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit
Dec 2 2014Record received from U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit. The record is electronic and located on PACER.
Jan 13 2015Argued. For petitioner: Thomas C. Goldstein, Bethesda, Md. For respondents: Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Apr 29 2015Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jun 1 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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