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Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1339 9th Cir. Nov 2, 2015
Tr.Aud.
May 16, 2016 6-2 Alito OT 2015

Holding: Because the Ninth Circuit failed to consider both aspects of the injury-in-fact requirements -- an injury in fact must be both concrete and particularized, but the Ninth Circuit's observations concerned only "particularization" -- its Article III standing analysis was incomplete.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 16, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
May 1 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 6, 2014)
May 7 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 7, 2014.
Jun 2 2014Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Jun 4 2014Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed.
Jun 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Trans Union LLC filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amici curiae of eBay Inc., Facebook, Inc., Google Inc., and Yahoo! Inc. filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amicus curiae of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amici curiae of National Association of Professional Background Screeners, et al. filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amici curiae of New England Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Jun 6 2014Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Jun 9 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 6, 2014.
Aug 6 2014Brief of respondent Thomas Robins in opposition filed.
Aug 19 2014Reply of petitioner Spokeo, Inc. filed.
Aug 20 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Mar 13 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Apr 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.
Apr 1 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Spokeo, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 20 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 27 2015Petition GRANTED.
Jun 5 2015The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 2, 2015.
Jun 5 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 24, 2015.
Jul 2 2015Brief of petitioner Spokeo, Inc. filed.
Jul 2 2015Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jul 7 2015Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Trans Union LLC filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of eBay Inc., et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of New England Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of National Association of Professional Background Screeners, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of Consumer Data Industry Association filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Time, Inc., and Seven Media Organizations filed.
Jul 9 2015Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Aug 3 2015The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including August 31, 2015.
Aug 31 2015Brief of respondent Thomas Robins filed.
Sep 3 2015Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed.
Sep 3 2015Brief amici curiae of Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. filed.
Sep 3 2015Brief amici curiae of Public Law Professors filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amicus curiae of Pension Rights Center filed.
Sep 4 2015Brief amici curiae of Information Privacy Law Scholars filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Sep 8 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Public Justice, P.C., et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center, et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of Center for Digital Democracy filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Center for Democracy & Technology, et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Restitution and Remedies Scholars filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Public Citizen, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amici curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. filed.
Sep 8 2015Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed.
Sep 9 2015SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, November 2, 2015
Sep 10 2015Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Sep 11 2015The record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Sep 21 2015CIRCULATED
Sep 30 2015Reply of petitioner Spokeo, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 5 2015Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 2 2015Argued. For petitioner: Andrew J. Pincus, Washington, D. C. For respondent: William S. Consovoy, Arlington, Va.; and Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
May 16 2016Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a concurring opinion. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.
Jun 17 2016JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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