|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, like other Article III courts, has jurisdiction to consider a motion asserting that the First Amendment provides a qualified public right of access to the court’s significant opinions, and whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review has jurisdiction to consider an appeal from the denial of such a motion; and (2) whether the First Amendment provides a qualified right of public access to the FISC’s significant opinions.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 19 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 27, 2021)|
|Apr 29 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 27, 2021 to June 28, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 30 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 28, 2021.|
|May 11 2021||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, American Civil Liberties Union|
|May 27 2021||Brief amici curiae of Former United States Magistrate Judges filed.|
|May 27 2021||Brief amici curiae of The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Americans for Prosperity Foundation filed.|
|May 27 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Microsoft Corporation filed.|
|May 27 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Stephen I. Vladeck filed.|
|May 27 2021||Brief amici curiae of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 34 Media Organizations filed.|
|May 27 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Project for Privacy & Surveillance Accountability filed.|
|May 27 2021||Amicus brief of Former Government Officials submitted.|
|Jun 21 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 28, 2021 to July 28, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 22 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 28, 2021.|
|Jul 14 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 28, 2021 to August 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 15 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 27, 2021.|
|Aug 27 2021||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 14 2021||Reply of petitioner American Civil Liberties Union filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.|
Just in: New COVID procedures (including PCR tests) for lawyers in advance of the Supreme Court's return to in-person arguments next week.
With less than a week to go b/4 #SCOTUS returns to the courtroom, the Court has posted COVID-19 protocols for lawyers arguing this fall, including a new pre-argument tradition: COVID testing. Full document is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/Fall_2021_argument_COVID_protocols.pdf
New at SCOTUS: Rick Allen Rhoades, who is set to be executed tomorrow evening in Texas, asks the justices for an emergency stay. Rhoades argues that he has been denied access to trial records that would help him investigate whether the jury selection was tainted by racial bias.
One week from today, the court will begin its new term and the justices will return to the courtroom for the first time since the pandemic hit. Time to dust off those robes and get ready for the first day. Here's our new banner, "back to school" edition, from @Courtartist.
The justices are meeting privately today for their "long conference." Thousands of cert petitions have rolled in over the summer, and the justices use today's conference to discuss which ones they should take up. Here are all the petitions we're watching:
Supreme Court Petitions - ScotusBlog
Comprehensive list of U.S. Supreme Court Petitions including issues, docket, opinions, proceedings, orders, and more.
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21