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Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association v. Department of Transportation

Petition for certiorari denied on June 23, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1126 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the circuit court’s ruling violated the Supremacy Clause by failing to enforce the unambiguous terms of a later-enacted statute under the last-in-time rule; (2) whether the Supremacy Clause supports a presumption that an Act of Congress should not be read to abrogate treaty provisions; and (3) whether the circuit court’s invocation of a plain statement rule in connection with a facially unambiguous statute violated the Supremacy Clause by elevating the terms of pre-existing executive agreements over conflicting and unambiguous provisions of a later-enacted statute.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 18, 2014)
Apr 9 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 19, 2014.
May 19 2014Brief of respondent Department of Transportation, et al. in opposition filed.
May 29 2014Reply of petitioner Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Petition DENIED.
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