Rinehart v. California

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court of California erred in holding, in conflict with decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and Federal Circuits and the Colorado Supreme Court, that the Mining Law of 1972, as amended, does not pre-empt state bans of mining on federal lands despite being “an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives” of that law.

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 02 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 8, 2017)
Feb 13 2017Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Feb 23 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 7, 2017.
Feb 24 2017Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.
Mar 08 2017Brief amici curiae of Western Mining Alliance, et al. filed.
Mar 08 2017Brief amicus curiae of American Exploration & Mining Association filed.
Apr 07 2017Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Apr 19 2017Reply of petitioner Brandon Lance Rinehart filed.
Apr 25 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
May 15 2017The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
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