|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-1118||Tex S. Ct.||Jan 16, 2013||Feb 20, 2013||9-0||Roberts||OT 2012|
Holding: 28 U.S.C. § 1338(a), which provides for exclusive federal jurisdiction over an case “arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents,” does not deprive the state courts of subject matter jurisdiction over a state law claim alleging legal malpractice in a patent case.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on February 20, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 9 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 12, 2012)|
|Mar 23 2012||Waiver of right of respondent Vernon F. Minton to respond filed.|
|Mar 30 2012||Supplemental brief of petitioners Jerry W. Gunn, et al. filed.|
|Apr 4 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 20, 2012.|
|Apr 12 2012||Response Requested . (Due May 12, 2012)|
|May 9 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 13, 2012.|
|Jun 13 2012||Brief of respondent Vernon F. Minton in opposition filed.|
|Jun 21 2012||Reply of petitioners Jerry W. Gunn, et al. filed.|
|Jun 27 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Sep 12 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Sep 13 2012||Supplemental brief of respondent Vernon F. Minton filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 5 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|Oct 31 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 16, 2013.|
|Nov 19 2012||Joint appendix filed (1 volume and 1 supplemental volume). (Statement of costs filed)|
|Nov 19 2012||Brief of petitioners Jerry W. Gunn, et al. filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Ronald E. Mallen filed.|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Law Professors filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 27 2012||CIRCULATED|
|Dec 14 2012||Record received from Supreme Court of Texas is electronic.|
|Dec 19 2012||Brief of respondent Vernon F. Minton filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 21 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 26 2012||Brief amici curiae of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 26 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 7 2013||Reply of petitioners Jerry W. Gunn, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 16 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Jane Webre, Austin, Tex. For respondent: Thomas M. Michel, Fort Worth, Tex.|
|Feb 20 2013||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Mar 25 2013||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Apr 25 2013||Record Returned - 1 CD, 1 DVD and 1 Envelope|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050