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United States v. June

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1075 9th Cir. Dec 10, 2014
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Apr 22, 2015 5-4 Kagan OT 2014

Holding: The time limits of the Federal Tort Claims Act, which provides that a tort claim against the United States "shall be forever barred" unless it is presented to the appropriate federal agency for administrative review within two years after the claim accrues and, if it is denied, the claimant files suit in federal court within six months of the denial, are subject to equitable tolling.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on April 22, 2015. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts, and Justices Scalia and Thomas, joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 7 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 7, 2014)
Mar 28 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 7, 2014.
May 7 2014Brief of respondent Marlene June, Conservator in opposition filed.
May 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.
May 29 2014Reply of petitioner United States filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jun 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014Petition GRANTED.
Jul 23 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 9, 2014.
Jul 23 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 4, 2014.
Sep 4 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Sep 9 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Sep 9 2014Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Sep 22 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Sep 24 2014Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Ciricuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Nov 4 2014Brief of respondent Marlene June, Conservator filed.
Nov 7 2014CIRCULATED.
Nov 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of Gregory C. Sisk filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Nov 10 2014Brief amici curiae of National Center for Law and Economic Justice, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 10 2014Brief amicus curiae of Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2014Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2014Brief amicus curiae of Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers and Veterans filed. (Distributed)
Nov 12 2014Brief amici curiae of Paralyzed Veterans of America, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2014Reply of petitioner United States filed.
Dec 10 2014Argued. For petitioner: Elizabeth Prelogar, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: E. Joshua Rosenkranz, New York, N. Y.
Apr 22 2015Judgment is AFFIRMED and CASE REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined.
May 26 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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