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Acheson Hotels, LLC v. Laufer

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-429 1st Cir. Oct 4, 2023
Dec 5, 2023 9-0 Barrett OT 2023

Holding: Because Deborah Laufer voluntarily dismissed her pending suits under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Laufer’s case against Acheson is moot.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Barrett on December 5, 2023. Justice Thomas and Justice Jackson filed opinions concurring in the judgment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 04 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 8, 2022)
Dec 07 2022Waiver of right of respondent Deborah Laufer to respond filed.
Dec 08 2022Brief amici curiae of Restaurant Law Center, et al. filed.
Dec 08 2022Brief amicus curiae of DRI Center for Law and Public Policy filed.
Dec 08 2022Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc., et al. filed.
Dec 08 2022Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Responsibility filed.
Dec 08 2022Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Dec 14 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/6/2023.
Dec 19 2022Response Requested. (Due January 18, 2023)
Jan 03 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 18, 2023 to February 17, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 10 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 17, 2023.
Feb 06 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 17, 2023 to March 3, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 06 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is further extended to and including February 27, 2023.
Feb 24 2023Waiver of the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed by petitioner.
Feb 24 2023Brief of respondent Deborah Laufer in opposition filed.
Feb 28 2023Reply of petitioner Acheson Hotels, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Mar 01 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/17/2023.
Mar 20 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/24/2023.
Mar 27 2023Petition GRANTED.
Apr 14 2023Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
May 01 2023Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 5, 2023. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 2, 2023.
Jun 05 2023Brief of petitioner Acheson Hotels, LLC filed.
Jun 05 2023Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jun 12 2023Brief amici curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc., et al. filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amici curiae of Atlantic Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amici curiae of Restaurant Law Center, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Responsibility filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amicus curiae of United States in support of neither party filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amici curiae of The Buckeye Institute, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2023Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Homebuilders filed.
Jul 14 2023SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
Jul 17 2023Record requested from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Jul 20 2023Record received from the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.
Jul 20 2023Complete record on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maine electronically received and available with the Clerk.
Jul 24 2023Suggestion of mootness filed by respondent Deborah Laufer.
Jul 27 2023CIRCULATED
Jul 28 2023Petitioner’s Opposition to Suggestion of Mootness filed. (Distributed)
Aug 02 2023Brief of respondent Deborah Laufer filed. (Distributed)
Aug 07 2023Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of Fair Housing Organizations and Testers, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of Disability Antidiscrimination Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Amicus brief of Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, et al. not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted - August 18, 2023)
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023Brief amici curiae of Philip L. Schuler, et al. in association with the Amicus Project filed. (Distributed)
Aug 10 2023The respondent’s request that the Court dismiss the case as moot at this time is denied. The question of mootness will be subject to further consideration at oral argument in addition to the question presented.
Aug 25 2023Letter of respondent Deborah Laufer updating the Clerk on status of her related lower court cases filed (Corrected letter filed).
Aug 25 2023Letter of respondent Deborah Laufer updating the Clerk on status of her related lower court cases filed (Corrected letter received 9/25/23).
Sep 01 2023Reply of petitioner Acheson Hotels, LLC filed. (Distributed)
Sep 08 2023Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 04 2023Argued. For petitioner: Adam G. Unikowsky, Washington, D. C. For United States, as amicus curiae: Erica L. Ross, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Kelsi B. Corkran, Washington, D. C.
Nov 16 2023Letter of Deborah Laufer submitted.
Dec 05 2023Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Barrett, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Jackson, J., filed opinions concurring in the judgment.