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United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Bible

Petition for certiorari denied on May 16, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-861 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether Auer v. Robbins and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co. should be overruled; and (2) whether, in affording deference to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulation that conflicts with the governing statute, regulations adopted through rulemaking, and decades of prior agency guidance, the Seventh Circuit’s decision conflicts with this Court’s decisions in Auer and Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 4 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 5, 2016)
Jan 8 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 14 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 7, 2016.
Jan 22 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Feb 3 2016Brief amici curiae of American Action Forum, et al. filed.
Feb 3 2016Brief amici curiae of National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed.
Feb 5 2016Brief amici curiae of Professor Philip Hamburger, et al. filed.
Feb 5 2016Brief amici curiae of State and Local Government Associations filed.
Feb 5 2016Brief amici curiae of National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc., et al. filed.
Feb 5 2016Brief amici curiae of Utah and 15 other States filed.
Mar 7 2016Brief of respondent Bryana Bible in opposition filed.
Mar 22 2016Reply of petitioner United Student Aid Funds, Inc. filed.
Mar 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 15, 2016.
Apr 14 2016Rescheduled.
Apr 18 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 22, 2016.
Apr 21 2016Rescheduled.
Apr 25 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 29, 2016.
May 9 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2016.
May 16 2016Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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