|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-679||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issues: (1) Whether qualified immunity is an affirmative defense (placing the burden on the defendant to raise and prove it) or whether it is a pleading requirement (placing the burden on a plaintiff to plead its absence); (2) whether the Supreme Court should recalibrate or reverse the doctrine of qualified immunity.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 16 2019||Application (19A309) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 8, 2019 to December 6, 2019, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Sep 20 2019||Application (19A309) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until December 6, 2019.|
|Nov 22 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2019)|
|Dec 06 2019||Waiver of right of respondent Michael Vickers to respond filed.|
|Dec 18 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Dec 20 2019||Brief amici curiae of Cross-Ideological Groups Dedicated to Ensuring Official Accountability, Restoring the Public's Trust in Law Enforcement, and Promoting the Rule of Law filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 08 2020||Response Requested. (Due February 7, 2020)|
|Jan 14 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 7, 2020 to March 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 16 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 9, 2020.|
|Feb 18 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 9, 2020 to April 8, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 19 2020||Response to motion from petitioner Amy Corbitt filed.|
|Feb 20 2020||Reply in support of motion filed.|
|Feb 24 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 8, 2020.|
|Apr 03 2020||Brief of respondent Michael Vickers in opposition filed.|
|Apr 21 2020||Reply of petitioner Amy Corbitt filed.|
|Apr 28 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.|
|May 13 2020||Rescheduled.|
|May 18 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.|
|May 22 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.|
|Jun 01 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.|
|Jun 08 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.|
|Jun 15 2020||Petition DENIED.|
#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