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Fitisemanu v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1394 10th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether persons born in United States territories are entitled to birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment’s citizenship clause, including whether the Insular Cases should be overruled.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 09 2022Application (21A494) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 27, 2022 to April 27, 2022, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Mar 10 2022Application (21A494) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until April 27, 2022.
Apr 11 2022Application (21A494) to extend further the time from April 27, 2022 to May 26, 2022, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Apr 18 2022Application (21A494) denied by Justice Gorsuch.
Apr 27 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 31, 2022)
May 12 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 31, 2022 to June 30, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
May 13 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 30, 2022, for all respondents.
May 26 2022Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Constitutional Law and Legal History filed.
May 27 2022Brief amici curiae of Descendants of Dred Scott and Isabel Gonzalez filed.
May 27 2022Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.
May 27 2022Brief amicus curiae of Samoan Federation of America, Inc. filed.
May 27 2022Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.
May 31 2022Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Elected Officials of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands filed.
May 31 2022Brief amici curiae of Citizenship Scholars filed.
May 31 2022Brief amici curiae of Former Federal and Local Judges filed.
Jun 06 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 30, 2022 to July 29, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 07 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 29, 2022.
Jul 13 2022Brief amici curiae of Northern Marianas Descent Corporation & United Carolinians Association in support of respondents filed.
Jul 22 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 29, 2022 to August 29, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 25 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 29, 2022.
Aug 29 2022Brief of respondents United States, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief of respondents American Samoa Government and the Hon. Aumua Amata in opposition filed.
Sep 14 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.
Sep 14 2022Reply of petitioners John Fitisemanu, et al. filed. (Distributed)