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Ford Motor Company v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 29, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1026 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding, contrary to Supreme Court precedent, that a product’s post-importation modification and use can determine its classification under a tariff heading that is not statutorily “controlled by use”; and (2) whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding, in conflict with the decisions of the other 12 circuits, that an appellee must brief issues not decided by the trial court or raised by the appellant to preserve them for remand.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 20 2019Application (19A574) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 14, 2020 to February 13, 2020, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Nov 21 2019Application (19A574) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until February 13, 2020.
Feb 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 19, 2020)
Feb 19 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner Ford Motor Company.
Mar 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 19, 2020 to April 20, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 16 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 20, 2020.
Mar 19 2020Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed.
Mar 19 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by American Association of Exporters and Importers.
Mar 19 2020Brief amicus curiae of Customs and International Trade Bar Association filed.
Apr 08 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 20, 2020 to May 26, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 26, 2020.
May 26 2020Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jun 08 2020Reply of petitioner Ford Motor Company filed. (Distributed)
Jun 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/25/2020.
Jun 29 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by American Association of Exporters and Importers GRANTED.
Jun 29 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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