|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-610||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's exceedingly permissive standard improperly allows the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate huge geographic areas as “critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act when much of the designated area fails to meet the statutory criteria.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 24 2016||Application (16A211) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 6, 2016 to November 4, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Aug 30 2016||Application (16A211) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until November 4, 2016.|
|Nov 4 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2016)|
|Nov 30 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 6, 2017.|
|Jan 6 2017||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2017.|
|Jan 6 2017||Brief of respondents Conservation Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Feb 1 2017||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 22, 2017.|
|Feb 17 2017||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 24, 2017.|
|Mar 24 2017||Brief of Federal Respondents in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Apr 10 2017||Reply of petitioners Alaska Oil and Gas Association, et al. filed.|
|Apr 12 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.|
|May 1 2017||Petition DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
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