Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
TBD
Opinion
TBD
Vote
TBD
Author
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Term

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit erred by using a “discretionary-function exception” derived from the Federal Tort Claims Act, from which the Supreme Court generally has declined to borrow rules, instead of the test set forth in Federal Housing Authority v. Burr when testing the immunity of governmental “sue and be sued” entities (like the Tennessee Valley Authority), to immunize the Tennessee Valley Authority from the plaintiffs’ claims.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 26 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 29, 2018)
Mar 20 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 29, 2018 to April 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 21 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 30, 2018.
Apr 25 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 30, 2018 to May 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 30, 2018.
May 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 30, 2018 to June 29, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
May 24 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 29, 2018.
Jun 29 2018Brief of respondent Tennessee Valley Authority in opposition filed.
Jul 13 2018Reply of petitioner Gary Thacker, et ux filed.
Jul 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Sep 27 2018Petition GRANTED.
Sep 28 2018The order granting the petition for a writ of certiorari is amended as follows: The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Nov 13 2018Brief of Gary Thacker, et ux submitted.

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