Patchak v. Zinke

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 7, 2017
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
TBD
Vote
TBD
Author
TBD
Term

Issue: Whether a statute directing the federal courts to “promptly dismiss” a pending lawsuit following substantive determinations by the courts (including this court's determination that the “suit may proceed”) – without amending the underlying substantive or procedural laws – violates the Constitution's separation of powers principles.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 11 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 14, 2016)
Nov 11 2016Brief of respondent Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of Pottawatomi Indians in opposition filed.
Nov 14 2016Waiver of right of respondent Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 14 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Federal Courts Scholars.
Nov 28 2016Opposition of intervenor-respondent Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, to motion for leave to file amicus curiae brief of Federal Courts Scholars filed.
Nov 30 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Dec 15 2016Response Requested. (Due January 17, 2017)
Jan 12 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 16, 2017.
Feb 15 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 20, 2017.
Mar 20 2017Brief of Federal Respondents in opposition filed.
Apr 03 2017Reply of petitioner David Patchak filed.
Apr 05 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
May 01 2017Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Federal Courts Scholars GRANTED.
May 01 2017Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 16 2017The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 13, 2017.
May 16 2017The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including September 11, 2017.
Jul 12 2017Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jul 12 2017Brief of petitioner David Patchak filed.
Jul 19 2017Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts Scholars filed.
Aug 31 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Sep 07 2017CIRCULATED
Sep 11 2017Brief of respondent Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians filed. (Distributed)
Sep 11 2017Brief of Federal Respondents filed. (Distributed)
Sep 12 2017Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.
Sep 15 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians on 09/15/2017
Sep 18 2017Brief amici curiae of Wayland Township, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 18 2017Brief amicus curiae of U.S. House of Representatives filed. (Distributed)
Sep 18 2017Brief amicus curiae of National Congress of American Indians filed. (Distributed)
Sep 18 2017Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts and Federal Indian Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Sep 18 2017Brief amicus curiae of Professor Edward A. Hartnett filed. (Distributed)
Sep 18 2017Motion for divided argument filed by respondent.
Oct 10 2017Motion for divided argument filed by respondent GRANTED.
Oct 11 2017Reply of petitioner David Patchak filed. (Distributed)
Nov 07 2017Argued. For petitioner: Scott E. Gant, Washington, D. C. For federal respondents: Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians respondent: Pratik A. Shah, Washington, D. C.

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