|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-7892||6th Cir.||Not Argued||Jun 3, 2013||TBD||TBD||OT 2012|
Issue: Whether the Sixth Circuit erred in holding – in conflict with all eleven other federal circuit courts of appeals – that the in forma pauperis statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2), prohibits indigent plaintiffs from amending their complaints.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in light of LaFountain v. Harry on June 3, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 17 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 22, 2013)|
|Jan 22 2013||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by American Friends Service Committee, et al.|
|Feb 7 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.|
|Feb 12 2013||Response Requested . (Due March 14, 2013)|
|Apr 24 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.|
|May 13 2013||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by American Friends Service Committee, et al. GRANTED.|
|May 13 2013||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.|
|May 22 2013||Motion to remand filed by petitioner William David Burnside.|
|May 28 2013||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.|
|Jun 3 2013||Motion to remand GRANTED.|
|Jun 3 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of LaFountain v. Harry, No. 11-1496, 2013 WL 2221569 (CA6, May 22, 2013).|
|Jul 5 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
#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).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050