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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Francway v. Wilkie

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-604 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit erred in holding that the Department of Veterans Affairs enjoys a presumption that its medical examiner is competent in every veterans-benefit case; and (2) whether the Federal Circuit erred in expanding the presumption of competency so that the VA and reviewing courts presume, not only that VA medical examiners are competent, but also that they are specialists in the relevant area of medicine.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 07 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 9, 2019)
Dec 04 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 9, 2019 to January 8, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 04 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium filed.
Dec 05 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 8, 2020.
Dec 09 2019Brief amicus curiae of Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc. filed.
Dec 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 8, 2020 to February 7, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 7, 2020.
 
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