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Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-525 5th Cir. Apr 22, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Jun 2, 2019 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2018

Holding: The charge-filing precondition to suit set out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is not a jurisdictional requirement.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on June 2, 2019.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 18 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 19, 2018)
Nov 12 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 19, 2018 to December 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 14 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 19, 2018.
Dec 19 2018Brief of respondent Lois Davis in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2018Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period under Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Dec 26 2018Reply of petitioner Fort Bend County filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2019Petition GRANTED.
Jan 29 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Lois Davis.
Feb 04 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Fort Bend County.
Feb 11 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 22, 2019
Feb 25 2019Brief of petitioner Fort Bend County filed.
Feb 25 2019Joint appendix filed.
Feb 27 2019Brief amicus curiae of Professor Scott Dodson in support of neither party filed.
Mar 04 2019Brief amici curiae of Center for Workplace Compliance, et al. filed.
Mar 04 2019Brief amici curiae of National Conference of State Legislatures, et al. filed.
Mar 20 2019CIRCULATED
Mar 21 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Mar 27 2019Brief of respondent Lois Davis filed. (Distributed)
Apr 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. (Distributed)
Apr 03 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 03 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Apr 03 2019Brief amici curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy filed. (Distributed)
Apr 12 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 12 2019Reply of petitioner Fort Bend County filed. (Distributed)
Apr 22 2019Argued. For petitioner: Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Raffi Melkonian, Houston, Tex.; and Jonathan C. Bond, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Jun 03 2019Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
 
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