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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

United States ex rel. Ge v. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1236 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the “freely given” standard for the amendment of pleading embodied in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a), and espoused in Foman v. Davis, applies to a motion to amend timely filed after the entry of judgment, as held by the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits, or whether the entry of judgment categorically forecloses any application of Rule 15(a), as held by the First, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 10 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 15, 2014)
Apr 18 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 16, 2014.
Jun 16 2014Brief of respondents Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 27 2014Reply of petitioner United States, ex rel. Helen Ge filed.
Jul 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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