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Breaking News :

Breaking News :

Guam v. Davis

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-827 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the 15th Amendment permits Guam to invite only “native inhabitants of Guam” to participate in a potential political-status plebiscite that would yield only a nonbinding, symbolic expression of self-determination preferences.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 28 2019Application (19A500) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 27, 2019 to December 26, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Nov 06 2019Application (19A500) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 26, 2019.
Dec 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2020)
Dec 31 2019Waiver of right of respondent Arnold Davis to respond filed.
Jan 15 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Jan 21 2020Response Requested. (Due February 20, 2020)
Feb 03 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 20, 2020 to March 23, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 03 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 23, 2020.
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