Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell. Amy Howe has our preview.

Simmons v. Sabine River Authority of Louisiana

Petition for certiorari denied on April 21, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-815 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts petitioners' property damage tort and takings claims caused by the operation of the licensee of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed dam project, where the provisions of the FPA have explicitly saved and reserved such claims to the property owners.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 7 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 10, 2014)
Feb 5 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 12, 2014.
Mar 11 2014Brief of respondents Sabine River Authority of Louisiana, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 26 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot