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Justice Neil Gorsuch has asked Missouri to respond by Thursday to an application by Planned Parenthood asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a lower court's order blocking the state from enforcing two of its abortion requirements. Amy Howe covers the application at this link.
Today the Supreme Court denied a motion by the challengers in two Texas redistricting cases. The challengers had asked the justices to speed up consideration of the state's request to weigh in on the merits of two lower-court orders striking down two of the state's federal congressional districts and the map for the lower house of the state's legislature. The justices have already put those lower-court orders on hold.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Maryland

Petition for certiorari denied on October 11, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1537 Md. Ct. Spec. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: (1) Whether, when the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs an arbitration, the FAA's judicial review standards apply in state court and preempt application of different state-law judicial-review standards; and (2) whether, when arbitrators have jurisdiction to resolve a contract dispute, the FAA prohibits a court from holding that they “exceeded their powers” based on the court's conclusion that their contract interpretation is “plainly” and “irrationally” incorrect on the merits.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 4 2016Application (15A1136) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 22, 2016 to June 22, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 4 2016Application (15A1136) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 22, 2016.
Jun 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 25, 2016)
Jul 1 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 24, 2016.
Aug 18 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 8, 2016.
Sep 8 2016Brief of respondent Maryland in opposition filed.
Sep 19 2016Reply of petitioners R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. filed.
Sep 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2016.
Oct 11 2016Petition DENIED.
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