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Garland v. Gonzalez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-322 9th Cir. Jan 11, 2022 Jun 13, 2022 6-3 Alito OT 2021

Holding: 8 U.S.C. § 1252(f)(1) — which generally strips lower courts of “jurisdiction or authority” to “enjoin or restrain the operation of” certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act — deprived the district courts of jurisdiction in these cases to entertain respondents’ requests for class-wide injunctive relief.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Alito on June 13, 2022. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Kagan joined, and in which Justice Breyer joined as to Parts II-A-2, II-B-2, and III.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 13, 2020)
Sep 22 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 13, 2020 to December 14, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 14, 2020.
Oct 13 2020Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.
Dec 08 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 14, 2020 to January 13, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 10 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; time is extended to and including December 16, 2020.
Dec 16 2020Brief of respondents Esteban A. Gonzalez, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2020Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition pursuant to Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jul 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 7/1/2021.
Aug 23 2021Petition GRANTED. In addition to the question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question: Whether, under 8 U. S. C. § 1252(f)(1), the courts below had jurisdiction to grant classwide injunctive relief.
Sep 28 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Oct 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 14, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 22, 2021.
Oct 06 2021Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, et al.
Oct 14 2021Brief of petitioners Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, et al. filed.
Oct 18 2021Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioners GRANTED.
Oct 21 2021Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.
Nov 17 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Nov 17 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Nov 17 2021the record from the 9th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Nov 22 2021Brief of respondents Esteban A. Gonzalez, et al. filed.
Nov 24 2021Brief amici curiae of Asian-Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, et al. filed (also in 19-896). VIDED.
Nov 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Retired Federal Judges filed.
Nov 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Former Immigration Judges and Board of Immigration Appeals Members filed (also in 19-896). VIDED.
Nov 29 2021Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Nov 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed (also in 19-896). VIDED.
Dec 08 2021CIRCULATED
Dec 22 2021Reply of petitioners Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2022Argued. For petitioners: Curtis E. Gannon, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Matthew H. Adams, Seattle, Wash.
Jun 13 2022Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, JJ., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part, in which Kagan, J., joined, and in which Breyer, J., joined as to Parts II–A–2, II–B–2, and III.