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Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-105 9th Cir. Mar 21, 2023
Jun 23, 2023 5-4 Kavanaugh OT 2022

Holding: A district court must stay its proceedings while an interlocutory appeal taken pursuant to 9 U.S.C. ยง 16(a) on the question of arbitrability is ongoing.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh on June 23, 2023. Justice Jackson filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Sotomayor and Kagan joined in full, and in which Justice Thomas joined as to Parts II, III, and IV.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 29 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 2, 2022)
Jul 29 2022Application (22A91) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jul 29 2022Application (22A92) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jul 29 2022Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioner.
Aug 04 2022Response to application (22A91) requested by Justice Kagan, due by 5 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Aug 04 2022Response to application (22A92) requested by Justice Kagan, due by 5 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Aug 04 2022Respondents are directed to respond to the motion to expedite consideration by 5 p.m. (ET) on Monday, August 8, 2022.
Aug 08 2022Response to motion to expedite from respondent Abraham Bielski filed.
Aug 08 2022Response to application (22A91) from respondent Abraham Bielski filed.
Aug 08 2022Letter in response to application (22A92) received from respondents David Suski, et al.
Aug 08 2022Letter in response to motion to expedite received from respondents David Suski, et al.
Aug 09 2022Reply of applicant Coinbase, Inc. filed.
Aug 10 2022Motion to expedite consideration filed by petitioner DENIED.
Aug 10 2022Application (22A91) referred to the Court.
Aug 10 2022Application (22A92) referred to the Court.
Aug 10 2022Application (22A91) denied by the Court.
Aug 10 2022Application (22A92) denied by the Court.
Aug 23 2022Waiver of right of respondents David Suski, et al. to respond filed.
Sep 02 2022Brief of respondent Abraham Bielski in opposition filed.
Sep 20 2022Reply of Coinbase, Inc. not accepted for filing. (Corrected version to be submitted) (September 20, 2022)
Sep 20 2022Reply of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.
Sep 29 2022Response Requested. (Due October 31, 2022)
Oct 31 2022Brief of respondents David Suski, et al. in support filed.
Nov 11 2022Reply of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 15 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/2/2022.
Nov 17 2022Supplemental brief of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 29 2022Supplemental brief of respondent Abraham Bielski filed. (Distributed)
Nov 30 2022Supplemental brief of respondents David Suski, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 05 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/9/2022.
Dec 05 2022Letter from petitioner received.
Dec 09 2022Petition GRANTED.
Jan 20 2023Brief of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. filed.
Jan 20 2023Joint appendix Volume I & II filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jan 24 2023Letter of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. regarding proceedings in the CA-9 Circuit filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2023Letter of respondent Abraham Bielski regarding proceedings in the CA-9 Circuit filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of National Retail Federation filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of Atlantic Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of Civil Justice Association of California filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center filed.
Jan 27 2023Brief amicus curiae of DRI Center for Law and Public Policy filed. (February 22, 2023 - corrected brief and PDF). (Distributed)
Jan 31 2023SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
Feb 03 2023Record requested from the U.S.C.A. for the Ninth Circuit.
Feb 03 2023All records from the USCA-9th Circuit and USDC-ND California are available on PACER.
Feb 13 2023CIRCULATED
Feb 15 2023Letter of petitioner notifying the Court of the Ninth Circuit's deferral of appeal in No. 22-15566, pending this Court's decision in Coinbase, Inc. v. Bielski, filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2023Brief of respondent Abraham Bielski filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2023Brief of respondents David Suski, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2023Motion for divided argument filed by respondents.
Feb 28 2023Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2023Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2023Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Mar 01 2023Suggestion of mootness as to Coinbase, Inc. v. Suski, et al., filed by respondent Abraham Bielski. (Distributed)
Mar 06 2023Motion for divided argument filed by respondents DENIED.
Mar 07 2023Response to suggestion of mootness as to Coinbase, Inc. v. Suski, et al., filed by petitioner Coinbase, Inc.. (Distributed)
Mar 09 2023Reply of petitioner Coinbase, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 10 2023Notice of withdrawal of his suggestion of mootness as to Coinbase, Inc. v. Suski, et al, filed by respondent Abraham Bielski. (Distributed)
Mar 13 2023Response to suggestion of mootness from respondents Suski et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2023Argued. For petitioner: Neal K. Katyal, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Hassan A. Zavareei, Washington, D. C.
Jun 23 2023Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED as to respondent Abraham Bielski; the writ of certiorari as to respondents David Suski, et al. is DIMSISSED as improvidently granted. Kavanaugh, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Alito Gorsuch, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Jackson, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor and Kagan, JJ., joined in full, and in which Thomas, J., joined as to Parts II, III and IV.
Jul 25 2023Judgment issued.