Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

WorldCom, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1269 2d Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, contrary to the Federal Circuit's decision in USA Choice Internet Services, LLC v. United States, the Internal Revenue Service can tax as “local telephone service” under 26 U.S.C. § 4251 the purchase of data services that do not enable the purchaser to make or receive telephone calls.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 13 2014Application (13A732) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 17, 2014 to April 18, 2014, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Jan 13 2014Application (13A732) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until April 18, 2014.
Apr 18 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 21, 2014)
May 13 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 20, 2014.
May 19 2014Brief amicus curiae of United States Telecom Association filed.
May 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
May 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of Tax Foundation filed.
May 21 2014Brief amicus curiae of Broadband Tax Institute filed.
Jun 9 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 24, 2014.
Jul 24 2014Brief of respondent Internal Revenue Service in opposition filed.
Aug 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 13 2014Reply of petitioner WorldCom, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
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