|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-309||3rd Cir.||Oct 5, 2020||Dec 10, 2020||8-0||Breyer||OT 2020|
Holding: Because Adams has not shown that he was “able and ready” to apply for a judicial vacancy in the imminent future, he has failed to show a “personal,” “concrete” and “imminent” injury necessary for Article III standing.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Breyer on December 10, 2020. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 11 2019||Application (19A57) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 5, 2019 to October 4, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Jul 16 2019||Application (19A57) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until September 4, 2019.|
|Sep 04 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2019)|
|Sep 06 2019||Supplement to list of directly related proceedings by petitioner filed.|
|Sep 23 2019||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Governor of Delaware.|
|Oct 02 2019||Brief amici curiae of Professors filed.|
|Oct 07 2019||Brief amicus curiae of Joel Edan Friedlander filed.|
|Oct 07 2019||Brief amici curiae of Former Chief Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court filed.|
|Oct 07 2019||Brief amici curiae of Former Governors of the State of Delaware filed.|
|Oct 07 2019||Brief of respondent James R. Adams in opposition filed.|
|Oct 22 2019||Reply of petitioner John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware filed.|
|Oct 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.|
|Nov 12 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.|
|Nov 18 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.|
|Dec 02 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.|
|Dec 06 2019||Petition GRANTED. In addition to the questions presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question: Whether respondent has demonstrated Article III standing.|
|Jan 17 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware.|
|Jan 21 2020||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jan 21 2020||Brief of petitioner John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware filed. (February 13, 2020 - Corrected brief to be filed.)|
|Jan 21 2020||Brief of petitioner John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware filed (2/13/2020).|
|Jan 24 2020||Brief amici curiae of Former Chief Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court filed.|
|Jan 27 2020||Brief amici curiae of Professors filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amici curiae of State and Local Government Associations filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amici curiae of Former Governors of the State of Delaware filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amici curiae of The Delaware State Bar Association filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amici curiae of Professors Brian D. Feinstein and Daniel J. Hemel filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The Conference of Chief Justices in support of neither party filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amicus curiae of The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Campaign Legal Center filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amici curiae of Anthony Daunt and Norman Shinkle filed.|
|Jan 28 2020||Amicus brief of Republican National Committee not accepted for filing. (February 07, 2020 - corrected brief to be submitted).|
|Jan 28 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Republican National Committee filed (February 12, 2020 - corrected brief).|
|Jan 31 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.|
|Feb 19 2020||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 3rd Circuit.|
|Feb 19 2020||CIRCULATED|
|Feb 20 2020||Brief of respondent James R. Adams filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 24 2020||Record from the USCA 3rd Circuit and USDC District of Delaware (Wilmington) electronically received.|
|Feb 26 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 26 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 27 2020||Brief amici curiae of Lawyers and Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 27 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Libertarian National Committee filed. (Distributed). (Corrected brief to be submitted - March 16, 2020).|
|Mar 13 2020||Reply of John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware not accepted for filing. (March 16, 2020 - Corrected brief submitted)|
|Mar 13 2020||Reply of petitioner John C. Carney, Governor of Delaware filed (3/16/2020). (Distributed)|
|Mar 16 2020||ORAL ARGUMENT POSTPONED.|
|Apr 13 2020||Argument to be rescheduled for the October Term 2020.|
|Jul 13 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, October 5, 2020.|
|Oct 05 2020||Argued. For petitioner: Michael W. McConnell, Washington, D. C. For respondent: David L. Finger, Wilmington, Del.|
|Dec 10 2020||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Barrett, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case. Sotomayor, J., filed a concurring opinion.|
|Jan 11 2021||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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