Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Sprint Communications Company of Virginia, Inc. v. Central Telephone Company of Virginia

Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-141 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether a dispute regarding the proper interpretation of an “interconnection agreement” (“ICA”) entered into pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 may be brought directly in federal court without exhausting administrative remedies in the state public utilities commission that approved the agreement; and (2) whether stock in a specific company held in an individual retirement account (“IRA”) qualifies as a “mutual or common investment fund” within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 455(d)(4)(i), such that a judge holding stock in a party to a case before him need not recuse himself if the stock is held in an IRA.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 29 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2013)
Jul 29 2013Appendix of Sprint Communications Company of Virginia, Inc., et al. filed.
Aug 30 2013Brief of respondents Central Telephone Company of Virginia, et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 11 2013Reply of petitioners Sprint Communications Company of Virginia, Inc., et al. filed.
Sep 18 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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