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Arunachalam v. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-9383 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Chief Justice John Roberts should have recused himself from the Supreme Court’s prior decision affirming the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in this case because of a lack of quorum.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 11 2019Application (18A858) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 18, 2019 to May 17, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Feb 25 2019Application (18A858) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until May 17, 2019.
May 17 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 21, 2019)
Jun 21 2019Waiver of right of respondent UNITED STATES to respond filed.
Jul 05 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 07 2019Because the Court lacks a quorum, 28 U. S. C. §1, and since the qualified Justices are of the opinion that the case cannot be heard and determined at the next Term of the Court, the judgment is affirmed under 28 U. S. C. §2109, which provides that under these circumstances "the court shall enter its order affirming the judgment of the court from which the case was brought for review with the same effect as upon affirmance by an equally divided court." Justice Thomas, Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, Justice Alito, Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Oct 22 2019Petition for Rehearing filed.
Nov 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
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