|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-116||1st Cir.||Apr 1, 2015||May 4, 2015||9-0||Roberts||OT 2014|
Holding: A bankruptcy court’s order denying confirmation of a debtor’s proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately appeal.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on May 4, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 30 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2014)|
|Aug 18 2014||Waiver of right of respondent Carolyn A. Bankowski, Chapter 13 Trustee to respond filed.|
|Sep 10 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|
|Sep 17 2014||Response Requested . (Due October 17, 2014)|
|Oct 16 2014||Brief of respondent Hyde Park Savings Bank in opposition filed.|
|Nov 19 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2014.|
|Dec 8 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Dec 12 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 15 2015||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Louis B. Bullard.|
|Jan 26 2015||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Jan 26 2015||Brief of petitioner Louis B. Bullard filed.|
|Feb 1 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and Public Citizen, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 2 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 1, 2015|
|Feb 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Feb 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Bank of America, N.A. filed.|
|Feb 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed.|
|Feb 3 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit.|
|Feb 12 2015||CIRCULATED|
|Feb 18 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Feb 20 2015||Record received from U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts Division is electronic.|
|Feb 23 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of the one appendix enclosed in a envelope.|
|Feb 25 2015||Brief of respondent Blue Hills Bank, fka Hyde Park Savings Bank filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 20 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Mar 20 2015||Reply of petitioner Louis B. Bullard filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 1 2015||Argued. For petitioner: James A. Feldman, Washington, D. C.; and Zachary D. Tripp, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Washington, D. C.|
|May 4 2015||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jun 5 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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).