|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-709||3d Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issue: Whether a statute requiring a court, upon a defendant’s request, to order a nonresident plaintiff to post a minimal security bond for costs violates either the privileges and immunities clause of Article VI, Section 2 of the United States Constitution or the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 19 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 31, 2018)|
|Dec 28 2018||Waiver of right of respondents Victoria Vooys, et al. to respond filed.|
|Jan 09 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.|
|Jan 17 2019||Response Requested. (Due February 19, 2019)|
|Feb 06 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 19, 2019 to March 19, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 11 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 19, 2019.|
|Mar 19 2019||Brief of respondents Victoria Vooys, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Apr 02 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/18/2019.|
|Apr 02 2019||Reply of petitioners Maria Bentley, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 22 2019||Petition DENIED.|
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
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).