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Department of Justice v. House Committee on the Judiciary

Application for stay granted on May 20, 2020, pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari on or before June 1, 2020, by 5 p.m.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19A1035 D.C. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, the mandate of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit requiring the disclosure to the House Committee on the Judiciary of portions of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report on possible Russian interference in the 2016 election that were redacted to protect secret grand jury matters, along with the underlying grand jury transcripts and exhibits.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 07 2020Application (19A1035) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 08 2020UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicant, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5288, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Monday, May 18, 2020, by 3 p.m. ET, and further order of The Chief Justice or of the Court.
May 18 2020Response to application from respondent House Committee on the Judiciary filed.
May 19 2020Reply of applicant Department of Justice filed.
May 20 2020Application (19A1035) granted. The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5288, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before June 1, 2020, by 5 p.m. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court. If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before June 1, 2020, by 5 p.m., the stay shall terminate.
 
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