|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-181||2d Cir.||Dec 2, 2015||Mar 1, 2016||6-2||Kennedy||OT 2015|
Holding: As applied to Employee Retirement Income Security Act plans, ERISA pre-empts a Vermont law that requires certain entities, including health insurers, to report payments relating to health care claims and other information relating to health care services to a state agency for compilation in an all-inclusive health care database.
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-2, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 1, 2016. Justice Thomas and Justice Breyer filed concurring opinions. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Sotomayor joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 13 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2014)|
|Sep 10 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 15, 2014.|
|Sep 15 2014||Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.|
|Oct 10 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2014.|
|Nov 6 2014||Brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in opposition filed.|
|Nov 21 2014||Reply of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 25 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Dec 15 2014||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 19 2015||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 1 2015||Supplemental brief of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.|
|Jun 3 2015||Supplemental brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 22 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.|
|Jun 29 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 9 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Jul 10 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent.|
|Jul 16 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 28, 2015.|
|Jul 16 2015||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 13, 2015.|
|Aug 28 2015||Brief of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed.|
|Aug 28 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Sep 1 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Edward A. Zelinsky in support of neither party filed.|
|Sep 2 2015||Brief amici curiae of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc., et al. in support of neither party filed.|
|Sep 3 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Governors Association, et al. filed.|
|Sep 3 2015||Brief amicus curiae of New Hampshire filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Hospital Association and Association of American Medical Colleges filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange D/B/A Access Health CT filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, et al. filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of AARP, Families USA, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), et al. filed.|
|Sep 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Medical Association and Vermont Medical Society filed.|
|Sep 25 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Oct 9 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, December 2, 2015|
|Oct 13 2015||Brief of respondent Liberty Mutual Insurance Company filed.|
|Oct 19 2015||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit.|
|Oct 20 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Benefits Council, et al. filed.|
|Oct 20 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association filed.|
|Oct 20 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans filed.|
|Oct 20 2015||Brief amicus curiae of New England Legal Foundation filed.|
|Oct 21 2015||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 2nd Circuit is electronic.|
|Oct 21 2015||Record from the U.S.D.C. District of Vermont is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Oct 27 2015||CIRCULATED|
|Nov 9 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Nov 12 2015||Reply of petitioner Alfred Gobeille, in His Official Capacity as Chair of the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 2 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Bridget C. Asay, Vermont Solicitor General, Montpelier, Vt.; and John F. Bash, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C.|
|Mar 1 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Breyer, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Breyer, J., filed concurring opinions. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Sotomayor, J., joined.|
|Apr 4 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
The court has rescheduled oral argument in Shinn v. Ramirez, an important case involving habeas rights and the death penalty, for Dec. 8.
#SCOTUS also issues revised December argument calendar, adding Shinn v. Ramirez (moved to December from November to accommodate Texas cases) on Dec. 8: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-26-21-Amended-DEC-2021-Monthly-Argument-Session-Calendar.pdf
#SCOTUS issues order on divided argument in next week's Texas abortion cases, allows Texas to file one consolidated (but oversized) brief for both cases: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/102621zr_o7jp.pdf
Happening now outside SCOTUS: Several dozens supporters of expanding the size of the court are holding a rally. Speakers include Sen. Ed Markey, Sen. Tina Smith, and Rep. Mondaire Jones.
On Friday, the Supreme Court moved the Texas abortion litigation off the shadow docket and onto the "rocket docket." @maryrziegler explains how the expedited schedule is an important shift from how the court initially handled the issue in early September.
Supreme speed: The court puts abortion on the rocket docket - SCOTUSblog
Mary Ziegler is a law professor at Florida State University and the author of Abortion and the Law in America: ...
The court has adjusted its November argument schedule to reflect the accelerated consideration of the Texas abortion law.
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We've got two ways to catch up on what the Supreme Court did today on the Texas anti-abortion law.
For prose lovers, here's @AHoweBlogger's story: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-wont-block-texas-abortion-ban-but-fast-tracks-cases-for-argument-on-nov-1/
For the more video-inclined, here's @katieleebarlow's TikTok explainer: