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California State Lands Commission v. Davis

Petition for certiorari denied on October 4, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-109 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether the States’ consent to suit in the bankruptcy courts, found to exist in Central Virginia Community College v. Katz, reaches a suit brought against a State, after the effective date of a debtor’s plan of liquidation, seeking money damages from a State treasury on a claim that does not arise under federal bankruptcy law, insolvency law, or a claim that was historically brought “as a core aspect of the administration of bankruptcy estates”; and (2) whether the Supreme Court should reconsider Central Virginia Community College v. Katz.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 23 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 26, 2021)
Jul 28 2021Letter from counsel for respondent California received.
Aug 18 2021Brief of respondent Eugene Davis, in his capacity as Liquidating Trustee of the Venoco Liquidating Trust in opposition filed.
Aug 31 2021Reply of petitioner California State Lands Commission filed. (Distributed)
Sep 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021Petition DENIED.