Issue: (1) Whether due process requires notice to absentee class members of a settlement under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) in all cases or, at least, where the class’s rights are waived; (2) whether this case is an apt vehicle to decide a key issue left open in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, and to resolve an inter-circuit conflict; (3) whether a class can be certified under Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes where disability- necessitated reliance on a mobility device varies immensely among class members, and no single injunction can resolve a claim; and (4) whether, under Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, Arizona Christian School Tuition Org. v. Winn, and City of Los Angeles v. Lyons, the named plaintiffs, uninjured in California, have Article III standing to impose a national waiver or to insert California relief into their case in a settlement-only certification.
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 2 2012
Application (12A457) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 28, 2012 to January 27, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Nov 7 2012
Application (12A457) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until January 27, 2013.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the March 7 Conference, followed by one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. The live blog will be available here beginning at 9:15. The next Conference is scheduled for March 21. Our list of "Petitions to watch" for that Conference will be available soon.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
Wood v. Moss Secret Service agents’ plea for immunity from lawsuit for actions taken against demonstrators who were opposed to the president’s policies.
Clark v. Rameker Whether an Individual Retirement Account that an individual inherited rather than created personally is exempted from a bankruptcy estate
Justice Elena Kagan delivers the 2014 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture on Women and the Law at the New York City Bar Association, where (among other things) she attributes the “gulf between Justice Ginsburg’s career and” hers to the work of Justice Ginsburg herself.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.