|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-400||5th Cir.||Apr 1, 2015||May 18, 2015||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2014|
Holding: A debtor who converts to Chapter 7 bankruptcy is entitled to return of any postpetition wages not yet distributed by the Chapter 13 trustee.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on May 18, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 6 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 6, 2014)|
|Nov 6 2014||Brief of respondent Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee in opposition filed.|
|Nov 24 2014||Reply of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed.|
|Nov 25 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Dec 12 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 26 2015||Brief of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed.|
|Jan 26 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Feb 2 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 1, 2015|
|Feb 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed.|
|Feb 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. filed.|
|Feb 3 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.|
|Feb 3 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Feb 10 2015||Record received from U.S.D.C. Western District of Texas. (1 Envelope)|
|Feb 12 2015||CIRCULATED|
|Feb 25 2015||Brief of respondent Mary K. Viegelahn, Chapter 13 Trustee filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 2 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 4 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Financial Services Association, et al., filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 20 2015||Reply of petitioner Charles E. Harris, III filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 1 2015||Argued. For petitioner: Matthew M. Madden, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Craig Goldblatt, Washington, D. C.|
|May 18 2015||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jun 19 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 30 2015||Record from U.S.D.C. Western Dist. of Texas has been returned.|
#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