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Corr v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1559 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether, as the United States implicitly conceded below, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) exercises sufficient federal power to mandate separation-of-powers scrutiny for purposes of a suit seeking injunctive relief and invoking the Little Tucker Act to seek monetary relief; and (2) whether the Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. §§ 49101 et seq., which transferred to MWAA all of the federal government's “rights, liabilities, and obligations” concerning, inter alia, Dulles Airport and its “access highways and other related facilities,” violates the separation of powers, including the Executive Vesting, Appointments, and Take Care Clauses of Article II, by depriving the president of control over MWAA, an entity exercising – as the United States admits – executive branch functions pursuant to federal law. CVSG: 05/22/2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 31 2013Application (13A991) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 21, 2014 to June 20, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 1 2014Application (13A991) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 20, 2014.
Jun 20 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 28, 2014)
Jul 7 2014Waiver of right of respondent Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to respond filed.
Jul 16 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 19 2014Response Requested . (Due September 18, 2014)
Aug 27 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 17, 2014.
Sep 18 2014Brief amici curiae of American Highway USERS Alliance, et al. filed.
Nov 17 2014Brief of respondent Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in opposition filed.
Nov 17 2014Motion for leave to intervene filed by Virginia and District of Columbia.
Nov 19 2014Opposition to motion for leave to intervene of petitioners filed.
Nov 21 2014Reply of Virginia and District of Columbia in support of motion to intervene filed.
Dec 2 2014Reply of petitioners John B. Corr, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jan 12 2015The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
May 22 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 9 2015Supplemental brief of petitioners John B. Corr, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 25 2015Rescheduled.
Sep 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Oct 5 2015Petition DENIED.