|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-828||9th Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2021|
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.|
|Apr 21 2021||Brief of respondents Yassir Fazaga, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/27/2021.|
|May 11 2021||Reply of petitioners Federal Bureau of Investigation, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/3/2021.|
|Jun 07 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 01 2021||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Jul 12 2021||Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners brief on the merits is extended to and including July 30, 2021. The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including September 21, 2021.|
NEW shadow-docket case: New York landlords ask SCOTUS for an emergency order to prevent the state from continuing to enforce its COVID-related eviction moratorium. They say the moratorium "runs roughshod" over their constitutional rights.
Filing here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/21A8-1.pdf
New on the shadow docket: Florida seeks an emergency order blocking CDC policies that substantially limit cruise ships from sailing.
Florida asks #SCOTUS to block, pending appeal, CDC restrictions imposed on cruise industry b/c of COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/21A5.pdf
NEW: Mississippi formally asks the Supreme Court to overturn its landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, in latest court filing. https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/19/19-1392/184703/20210722161332385_19-1392BriefForPetitioners.pdf
Biden’s SCOTUS reform commission met yesterday and discussed several reform ideas including adding justices and adopting a formal code of ethics.
Term limits emerged as a popular idea. But how to implement it — via statute or constitutional amendment?
Term limits emerge as popular proposal at latest meeting of court-reform commission - SCOTUSblog
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I really enjoyed getting to chat with the incomparable @AHoweBlogger about (1) why #SCOTUS's "shadow docket" *is* a big deal; (2) why it's so hard to figure out how to include it in broader assessments of the Justices' work; and (3) some possible ways to include it going forward. https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1417545384314949635
How do you solve a problem like the shadow docket? @steve_vladeck has some thoughts and shared them with @AHoweBlogger in the latest SCOTUStalk.
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