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Bahlul v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-1072 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether 28 U.S.C. § 455(b)(3) requires recusal when a federal judge is assigned to a case involving the same parties, same facts, and same issues as a case in which they previously appeared as counsel for the government; and (2) whether Section 455(b)(3) provides the exclusive basis for federal judges’ disqualification based upon their previous government service, or whether recusal is still independently warranted under Section 455(a), where a judge’s previous government service gives rise to reasonable questions about their impartiality.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 27 2023Application (23A600) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 29, 2024 to March 29, 2024, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 04 2024Application (23A600) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 29, 2024.
Mar 29 2024Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 2, 2024)
Apr 05 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 2, 2024 to May 31, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 08 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 31, 2024.
Apr 24 2024Brief amicus curiae of Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers filed.
May 02 2024Brief amici curiae of Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, et al. filed.
May 02 2024Brief amici curiae of James J. Alfini, et al. filed.
May 22 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 31, 2024 to July 1, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
May 24 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 1, 2024.
Jul 01 2024Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jul 15 2024Reply of petitioner Ali Hamza Suliman Al Bahlul filed.
Jul 17 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/30/2024.