Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. Department of Homeland Security

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-618 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, under the Equal Access to Justice Act, prevailing party status on appeal is separate and distinct from prevailing party status in the entire litigation; (2) whether separate claims brought under the Administrative Procedure Act seeking the identical remedy are distinct in all respects for fee purposes; and (3) whether a district court may raise objections to a fee request sua sponte, without giving the party making the request an opportunity to respond.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 24 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 27, 2017)
Nov 13 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 27, 2017.
Dec 13 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 27, 2017 to January 26, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 14 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 26, 2018.
Jan 26 2018Brief of respondent Department of Homeland Security in opposition filed.
Feb 09 2018Reply of petitioner Washington Alliance of Technology Workers filed.
Feb 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Term Snapshot