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Doe v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-559 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether Feres v. United States, which held that the Federal Tort Claims Act broadly precludes claims for injuries “incident to service,” was wrongly decided and should be overruled; and (2) whether, alternatively, Feres should be limited so as not to bar tort claims brought by servicemembers injured by violations of military regulations, during recreational activities or while attending a service academy.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 26 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 30, 2020)
Nov 30 2020Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Nov 30 2020Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts and Constitutional Law Professors filed.
Nov 30 2020Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center and The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)
Nov 30 2020Brief amici curiae of Protect Our Defenders, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 30 2020Brief amici curiae of Graduates of U.S. Service Academies filed. (Distributed)
Nov 30 2020Brief amici curiae of National Veterans Legal Services Program and Paralyzed Veterans of America filed. (Distributed)
Dec 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 07 2020Response Requested. (Due January 6, 2021)
Dec 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 6, 2021 to February 5, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 5, 2021.
Feb 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 5, 2021 to March 8, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 8, 2021.
Mar 08 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Mar 19 2021Reply of petitioner Jane Doe filed.
Mar 24 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.