|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether Section 1806(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 displaces the state-secrets privilege and authorizes a district court to resolve, in camera and ex parte, the merits of a lawsuit challenging the lawfulness of government surveillance by considering the privileged evidence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 17 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2021)|
|Dec 28 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 19, 2021 to March 22, 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 March 22, 2021.|
|Jan 05 2021||Waiver of right of respondents James Elmer Mitchell and John Jessen not accepted for filing (waiver filed in wrong case and removed from the docket 3/5/21).|
|Jan 18 2021||Brief of respondents Pat Rose, Paul Allen and Kevin Armstrong in support filed.|
|Jan 19 2021||Brief of respondents J. Stephen Tidwell and Barbara Walls in support filed.|
|Mar 04 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 22, 2021 to April 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 05 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 21, 2021.|
In 2019, the Supreme Court limited the scope of a federal law that bans people convicted of felonies from having a gun. Up this morning at the court: back-to-back cases that will decide how many felon-in-possession convictions will need new trials or pleas under that 2019 ruling.
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