|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-453||9th Cir.||Dec 1, 2020||Jun 17, 2021||8-1||Thomas||OT 2020|
Holding: To plead facts sufficient to support a domestic application of the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, plaintiffs must allege more domestic conduct than general corporate activity.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 17, 2021. Justice Thomas announced the judgment of the court and delivered the opinion of the court with respect to Parts I and II, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett joined, and an opinion with respect to Part III, in which Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh joined. Justice Gorsuch filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Alito joined as to Part I, and in which Justice Kavanaugh joined as to Part II. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justices Breyer and Kagan joined. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 02 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 4, 2019)|
|Oct 23 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, John Doe I, et al.VIDED|
|Oct 25 2019||Waiver of right of respondents John Doe I, et al. to respond filed.|
|Oct 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of The Coca-Cola Company filed. VIDED.|
|Oct 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed. VIDED|
|Oct 28 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Chevron Corporation filed. VIDED.|
|Oct 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Oct 28 2019||Brief amici curiae of The National Confectioners Association, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Oct 30 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.|
|Nov 04 2019||Response Requested. (Due December 4, 2019)|
|Nov 14 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 4, 2019 to December 12, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 19 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 12, 2019.|
|Dec 12 2019||Brief of respondents John Doe I, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 17 2019||Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for distribution of the petition under to Rule 15.5 filed.|
|Dec 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Dec 23 2019||Reply of petitioner Cargill, Incorporated filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 13 2020||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 26 2020||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.|
|Jun 09 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.|
|Jun 29 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2020.|
|Jul 02 2020||Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 19-416 is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. VIDED.|
|Jul 02 2020||Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-416. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-416. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”|
|Sep 16 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. VIDED.|
|Oct 08 2020||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Oct 08 2020||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Oct 27 2020||CIRCULATED|
|Dec 01 2020||Argued. For petitioners: Neal K. Katyal, Washington, D. C.; and Curtis E. Gannon, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Paul L. Hoffman, Hermosa Beach, Cal. VIDED.|
|Jun 17 2021||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I and II, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Part III, in which Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Gorsuch, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Alito, J., joined as to Part I, and in which Kavanaugh, J., joined as to Part II. Sotomayor, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Breyer and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion. VIDED.|
|Jul 19 2021||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Aug 02 2021||Motion to Tax Cost Award and Waive Costs for Indigent Respondents of John Doe I, et al. submitted.|
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