New Hampshire Right to Life v. Department of Health and Human Services

Petition for certiorari denied on November 16, 2015
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Issue: (1) Whether exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act permits nondisclosure due to speculative future competition and likelihood that disclosure would substantially harm the competitive position of a grant applicant; and (2) whether exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act shields documents and discussions about an agency’s public justification for prior decisions.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 21 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 26, 2015)
May 20 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 25, 2015.
May 26 2015Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Jun 26 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 27, 2015.
Jul 27 2015Brief of respondent Department of Health and Human Services in opposition filed.
Aug 10 2015Reply of petitioner New Hampshire Right to Life filed.
Aug 12 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.
Oct 13 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.
Oct 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Nov 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Nov 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.
Nov 16 2015Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Scalia joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)

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