|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-1347||11th Cir. _||Dec 5, 2012||Feb 19, 2013||9-0||Roberts||OT 2012|
Holding: The return of a child to a foreign country pursuant to an order under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction does not render an appeal of that order moot.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on February 19, 2013. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Scalia and Justice Breyer joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 7 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 8, 2012)|
|Jun 8 2012||Brief of respondent Lynne Hales Chafin in opposition filed.|
|Jun 20 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Aug 13 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|Sep 14 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, December 5, 2012.|
|Sep 26 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Sep 27 2012||Brief of petitioner Jeffrey Lee Chafin filed.|
|Oct 2 2012||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 11th Circuit. (1 box)|
|Oct 4 2012||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Oct 4 2012||Proposal of the Solicitor General to lodge copies of a decision by the Constitutional Court of Spain, translated, which is cited to in their amicus curiae brief.|
|Oct 4 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children filed.|
|Oct 17 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Oct 22 2012||Record from U.S.D.C. for Northern District of Alabama is electronic.|
|Oct 29 2012||Brief of respondent Lynne Hales Chafin filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 29 2012||Proposal of respondent to lodge copies of documents from the Sheriff Court of South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway at Airdrie, Scotland, which are cited to in her brief, petitioner's and the brief of the United States.|
|Nov 5 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Centre for Family Law and Policy filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 5 2012||Motion for divided argument filed by respondent Lynne Hales Chafin.|
|Nov 5 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Nov 9 2012||Petitioner's opposition to motion of respondent for divided argument.|
|Nov 20 2012||Motion for divided argument filed by respondent DENIED.|
|Nov 20 2012||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Nov 21 2012||Reply of petitioner Jeffrey Lee Chafin filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 29 2012||Proposal of respondent to lodge copies of the Notice of Intention to Defend in the Sheriff Court of South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway at Airdrie, Scotland.|
|Nov 30 2012||Lodging approved. Twenty copies of a decision by the Constitutional Court of Spain from the Solicitor General received and distributed.|
|Nov 30 2012||Respondent's lodging proposals approved. Twenty copies each of documents from the Sheriff Court of South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway at Airdrie, Scotland, and of the Notice of Intention to Defend in the Sheriff Court of South Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway at Airdrie, Scotland.|
|Dec 4 2012||Proposal to lodge copies of proceedings, in the Larbie v. Larbie case before the High Court of Justice Family Division, pursuant to a request of the UKCA under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International child Abduction filed.|
|Dec 5 2012||Argued. For petitioner: Michael E. Manely, Marietta, Ga.; and Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Stephen J. Cullen, Washington, D. C.|
|Jan 23 2013||Letter and copy of the judgment issued by the English High Court of Justice Family Division in Larbie v. Larbie counsel for the respondent received and distributed.|
|Feb 19 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Ginsburg, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Scalia and Breyer, JJ., joined.|
|Mar 25 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Apr 9 2013||Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 11th Circuit.|
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