|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 26 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 30, 2020)|
|Nov 30 2020||Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.|
|Nov 30 2020||Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts and Constitutional Law Professors filed.|
|Nov 30 2020||Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center and The Rutherford Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 30 2020||Brief amici curiae of Protect Our Defenders, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 30 2020||Brief amici curiae of Graduates of U.S. Service Academies filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 30 2020||Brief amici curiae of National Veterans Legal Services Program and Paralyzed Veterans of America filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Dec 07 2020||Response Requested. (Due January 6, 2021)|
|Dec 28 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 6, 2021 to February 5, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 29 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 5, 2021.|
|Feb 01 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 5, 2021 to March 8, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 02 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 8, 2021.|
|Mar 08 2021||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Mar 19 2021||Reply of petitioner Jane Doe filed.|
|Mar 24 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
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