Editor's Note :

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.

Missouri Gas Energy v. Kansas Division of Property Evaluation

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1216 Kan. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a state may, consistent with the dormant Commerce Clause, impose an ad valorem tax on natural gas that is being transported through interstate commerce but temporarily stored in the state by a common carrier, even though the taxpayer has no control over where the gas is stored and no other connection with the state.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 21 2014Application (13A870) to extend the time to file a jurisdictional statement on appeal from March 6, 2014 to April 7, 2014, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Feb 27 2014Application (13A870) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until April 7, 2014.
Apr 7 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 9, 2014)
May 1 2014Waiver of right of respondent Kansas Division of Property Valuation to respond filed.
May 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Gas Association filed.
May 6 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 7 2014Response Requested . (Due June 6, 2014)
May 8 2014Brief amicus curiae of Interstate Natural Gas Association of America filed.
May 29 2014Brief of respondent Kansas Division of Property Valuation in opposition filed.
May 30 2014Brief amicus curiae of Council on State Taxation filed.
Jun 17 2014Reply of petitioners Missouri Gas Energy, et al. filed.
Jun 18 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
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