Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Romeike v. Holder

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-471 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether prosecution under a generally applicable law may constitute persecution when such a law violates human rights treaty obligations concerning a protected ground; and (2) whether prosecution under a generally applicable law may constitute persecution when there is direct evidence that one central reason for the government’s motive for prosecution is the desire to suppress the applicant on a protected ground.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 10 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2013)
Oct 29 2013Waiver of right of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General to respond filed.
Nov 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 26, 2013.
Nov 19 2013Response Requested . (Due December 19, 2013)
Dec 11 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 21, 2014.
Dec 19 2013Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom, and (SCHUZH).
Jan 21 2014Brief of respondent Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General in opposition filed.
Jan 29 2014Reply of petitioners Uwe Andreas Josef Romeike, et al. filed.
Feb 5 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom, et al.,
Mar 3 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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