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Simmons v. Himmelreich

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-109 6th Cir. Mar 22, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Jun 6, 2016 8-0 Sotomayor OT 2015

Holding: The Federal Tort Claims Act's judgment bar provision does not apply to claims dismissed for falling within the FTCA's "exceptions" section.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 6, 2016.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 22 2015Application (14A1201) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 8, 2015 to July 23, 2015, submitted to Justice Kagan.
May 22 2015Application (14A1201) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until July 23, 2015.
Jul 23 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2015)
Aug 4 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 23, 2015.
Sep 22 2015Brief of respondent Walter J. Himmelreich in opposition filed.
Sep 22 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Walter J. Himmelreich.
Oct 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Oct 8 2015Reply of petitioners Jermaine Simmons, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Nov 6 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Nov 6 2015Petition GRANTED.
Nov 23 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including December 28, 2015.
Nov 23 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including February 3, 2016.
Dec 28 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of cost filed.)
Dec 28 2015Brief of petitioners Jermaine Simmons, et al. filed.
Jan 29 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Feb 3 2016Brief of respondent Walter J. Himmelreich filed.
Feb 4 2016Brief amici curiae of Professors Gregory Sisk and James Pfander filed.
Feb 8 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.
Feb 10 2016CIRCULATED.
Feb 10 2016Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 4 2016Reply of petitioners Jermaine Simmons, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 22 2016Argued. For petitioners: Roman Martinez, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Christian Vergonis, Washington, D. C.
Jun 6 2016Judgment is affirmed and case remanded. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 8 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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