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Center for Biological Diversity v. Wolf

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-975 D.D.C. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996—which grants the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security unfettered discretion to waive all federal, and related state, local, and tribal laws, regulations and legal requirements, and sets forth no standards or criteria to apply in determining whether such waiver is necessary for expeditious border-wall construction—violates the separation of powers, the nondelegation doctrine and the presentment clause of the Constitution.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 21 2019Application (19A463) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 3, 2019 to February 1, 2020, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 29 2019Application (19A463) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 1, 2020.
Jan 31 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 5, 2020)
Feb 14 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Center for Biological Diversity, et al.
Mar 05 2020Waiver of right of respondents Chad F. Wolf, et al. to respond filed.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) filed.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of Local Governments filed.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of Dr. Deni J. Seymour, Rick and Sandy Martynec, Gayle Hartmann, Dr. Paul R. and Dr. Suzanne Fish, and Archaeology Southwest filed.
Mar 05 2020Brief amici curiae of North American Butterfly Association and National Butterfly Center filed.
Mar 11 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/27/2020.
Mar 17 2020Response Requested. (Due April 16, 2020)
Apr 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 16, 2020 to May 18, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 18, 2020.
May 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 18, 2020 to May 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
May 14 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 21, 2020.
May 21 2020Brief of respondents Chad F. Wolf, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, et al. in opposition filed.
 
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