|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-299||7th Cir. _||Mar 24, 2014||Jun 12, 2014||9-0||Sotomayor||OT 2013|
Holding: Funds held in inherited Individual Retirement Accounts are not "retirement funds" within the meaning of 11 U.S.C. §522(b)(3)(c) and therefore not exempt from the bankruptcy estate.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on June 12, 2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 2 2013||Application (13A147) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 19, 2013 to September 18, 2013, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Aug 2 2013||Application (13A147) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until September 18, 2013.|
|Sep 6 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2013)|
|Sep 30 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 22, 2013, for all respondents.|
|Oct 22 2013||Brief of respondents William J. Rameker, Trustee, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 12 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 26, 2013.|
|Nov 12 2013||Reply of petitioners Brandon C. Clark and Heidi K. Hefferon-Clark filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 26 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Dec 23 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Jan 8 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 24, 2014|
|Jan 10 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jan 10 2014||Brief of petitioners Brandon C. Clark, and Heidi K. Heffron-Clark filed.|
|Jan 13 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A 7th Circuit. The record is electronic.|
|Jan 17 2014||Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed.|
|Jan 17 2014||Brief amici curiae of Tribune Company 401(K) Savings Plan, et al. filed.|
|Jan 17 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed.|
|Feb 3 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Feb 10 2014||Brief of respondents William J. Rameker, Trustee, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 18 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Seymour Goldberg filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 18 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 7 2014||Reply of petitioners Brandon C. Clark, et ux. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 24 2014||Argued. For petitioners: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Danielle Spinelli, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 12 2014||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jul 14 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050