|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-654||D.C. Cir.||Not Argued||Jun 4, 2018||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2017|
Holding: The litigation over Jane Doe’s temporary restraining order allowing her to obtain an abortion despite the policy of the Office of Refugee Resettlement falls squarely within established practice to reverse or vacate the judgment below and remand with a direction to dismiss when a civil case from a court in the federal system has become moot while on its way to the Supreme Court.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 03 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 4, 2017)|
|Nov 03 2017||Motion to lodge non-record material under seal filed by petitioners.|
|Nov 08 2017||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.|
|Nov 17 2017||Response to Motion Requested. (Due December 18, 2017)|
|Nov 30 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Legal Center for Defense of Life filed.|
|Dec 04 2017||Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, et al. filed.|
|Dec 04 2017||Brief of respondent Rochelle Garza, as Guardian ad Litem to Unaccompanied Minor J.D. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 18 2017||Motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by petitioners.|
|Dec 18 2017||Letter in response to the motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed by respondent.|
|Dec 19 2017||Reply of petitioners Eric D. Hargan, et al. filed.|
|Dec 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Jan 04 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 08 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.|
|Jan 11 2018||Letter of January 11, 2018 from counsel for respondent received. (Distributed)|
|Jan 16 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2018.|
|Jan 18 2018||Letter of January 18, 2018, from counsel for the petitioners received. (Distributed)|
|Feb 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Feb 20 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.|
|Feb 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.|
|Feb 26 2018||Record Requested.|
|Feb 26 2018||Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the District of Columbia. The record is electronic and available on PACER. SEALED materials transmitted separately.|
|Feb 26 2018||Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the D.C. Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER. SEALED materials transmitted separately.|
|Mar 12 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Apr 02 2018||Letter of respondent Rochelle Garza, as Guardian ad Litem to Unaccompanied Minor J.D. filed.|
|Apr 09 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.|
|Apr 16 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.|
|Apr 23 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.|
|May 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|May 14 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.|
|May 21 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/24/2018.|
|May 29 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/31/2018.|
|Jun 04 2018||Motion to lodge non-record material under seal with redacted copies for the public record GRANTED.|
|Jun 04 2018||The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The en banc order of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is vacated and the case is remanded to that court with instructions to direct the District Court to dismiss the relevant individual claim for injunctive relief as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950). Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jul 06 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
NEW shadow-docket case: New York landlords ask SCOTUS for an emergency order to prevent the state from continuing to enforce its COVID-related eviction moratorium. They say the moratorium "runs roughshod" over their constitutional rights.
Filing here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/21A8-1.pdf
New on the shadow docket: Florida seeks an emergency order blocking CDC policies that substantially limit cruise ships from sailing.
Florida asks #SCOTUS to block, pending appeal, CDC restrictions imposed on cruise industry b/c of COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/21A5.pdf
NEW: Mississippi formally asks the Supreme Court to overturn its landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, in latest court filing. https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/19/19-1392/184703/20210722161332385_19-1392BriefForPetitioners.pdf
Biden’s SCOTUS reform commission met yesterday and discussed several reform ideas including adding justices and adopting a formal code of ethics.
Term limits emerged as a popular idea. But how to implement it — via statute or constitutional amendment?
Term limits emerge as popular proposal at latest meeting of court-reform commission - SCOTUSblog
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court reconvened on Tuesday to hear from a new set of experts on vari...
I really enjoyed getting to chat with the incomparable @AHoweBlogger about (1) why #SCOTUS's "shadow docket" *is* a big deal; (2) why it's so hard to figure out how to include it in broader assessments of the Justices' work; and (3) some possible ways to include it going forward. https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1417545384314949635
How do you solve a problem like the shadow docket? @steve_vladeck has some thoughts and shared them with @AHoweBlogger in the latest SCOTUStalk.
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