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Chen v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-10400 4th Cir. Not Argued Jan 9, 2015 N/A N/A OT 2014

Holding: Dismissed after petitioner neither filed a brief on the merits within forty-five days of the order granting review, requested an extension of time, nor responded to correspondence sent to him.

Judgment: Dismissed. on January 9, 2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 7, 2014)
Jul 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 19 2014Response Requested . (Due September 18, 2014)
Sep 23 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2014, for all respondents.
Sep 26 2014Brief of respondent Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Maryland, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Nov 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.
Nov 7 2014Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to the following question: Whether, under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m), a district court has discretion to extend the time for service of process absent a showing of good cause, as the Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits have held, or whether the district court lacks such discretion, as the Fourth Circuit has held?.
Jan 9 2015Petitioner has not filed a brief on the merits within 45 days of the order granting the writ of certiorari, as required by Rule 25.1. Petitioner has neither requested an extension of time nor responded to correspondence directed to the mailing address provided under Rule 34.1(f). Additional efforts to contact petitioner have been unsuccessful. The writ of certiorari is accordingly dismissed.
Feb 3 2015Petition for Rehearing filed.
Feb 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 23 2015Rehearing DENIED.