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Pierre v. Holder

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1301 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the biological basis for sex discrimination articulated in Nguyen v. Immigration and Naturalization Service can be extended to unrelated facial sex and legitimacy-based distinctions in 8 U.S.C. § 1432(a), or whether such distinctions are unconstitutional, as four Justices concluded in an order for an equally divided court in Flores-Villar v. United States; and (2) whether heightened scrutiny, the ordinary standard of review for sex and legitimacy-based distinctions, applies to such distinctions in the citizenship context.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 21 2014Application (13A863) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 10, 2014 to April 24, 2014, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Feb 25 2014Application (13A863) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until April 24, 2014.
Apr 24 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 28, 2014)
May 20 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 27, 2014.
May 27 2014Brief amici curiae of Children's Advocacy Institute, et al. filed.
May 27 2014Brief amici curiae of Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, et al. filed.
May 28 2014Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Jun 27 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
Jul 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Jul 16 2014Reply of petitioner Clerde Pierre filed. (Distributed)
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
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