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Renzi v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 29, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-1082 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether legislative fact-finding by an individual Member of Congress is a legislative act protected by the Speech or Debate Clause; (2) whether a Member of Congress' official actions to develop, evaluate, and draft legislation that are undertaken prior to the formal introduction of a bill are legislative acts protected by the Speech or Debate Clause; and (3) whether a Member of Congress can waive the protections of the Speech or Debate Clause only by explicitly and unequivocally renouncing them.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 27 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 8, 2015)
Mar 25 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 8, 2015.
Apr 8 2015Brief amici curiae of John T. Doolittle, et al. filed.
Apr 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of Bipartisan Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Apr 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Stanley M. Brand, et al. filed.
May 4 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 19, 2015.
May 19 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jun 1 2015Reply of petitioner Richard G. Renzi filed.
Jun 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.
Jun 16 2015Rescheduled.
Jun 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 29 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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