|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-520||8th Cir.||Oct 5, 2015||Mar 22, 2016||4-4||Per Curiam||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether “primarily and unconditionally liable” spousal guarantors are unambiguously excluded from being Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) “applicants” because they are not integrally part of “any aspect of a credit transaction”; and (2) whether the Federal Reserve Board has authority under the ECOA to include by regulation spousal guarantors as “applicants” to further the purposes of eliminating discrimination against married women.
Judgment: Affirmed by an equally divided Court in a per curiam opinion on March 22, 2016.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 3 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2014)|
|Nov 26 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 5, 2015.|
|Dec 30 2014||Brief of respondent Community Bank of Raymore in opposition filed.|
|Jan 6 2015||Reply of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed.|
|Jan 14 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.|
|Feb 23 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.|
|Mar 2 2015||Petition GRANTED.|
|Apr 7 2015||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including May 18, 2015.|
|May 18 2015||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|May 18 2015||Brief of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed.|
|May 26 2015||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Jun 12 2015||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 24, 2015.|
|Jul 7 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Jul 24 2015||Brief of respondent Community Bank of Raymore filed.|
|Jul 29 2015||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, October 5, 2015.|
|Jul 30 2015||Application (15A139) to extend the time to file a reply brief on the merits from August 24, 2015 to September 14, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Jul 30 2015||Brief amici curiae of American Bankers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 31 2015||CIRCULATED.|
|Aug 6 2015||Application (15A139) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file the reply brief on the merits until September 3, 2015.|
|Aug 12 2015||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Aug 19 2015||Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. 1 Box.|
|Aug 28 2015||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Sep 3 2015||Reply of petitioners Valerie J. Hawkins and Janice A. Patterson filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 5 2015||Argued. For petitioners: John M. Duggan, Overland Park, Kan.; and Brian H. Fletcher, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Stephen R. McAllister, Lawrence, Kan.|
|Mar 22 2016||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Opinion per curiam. The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court.|
|Apr 15 2016||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Apr 26 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2016.|
|May 16 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.|
|May 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.|
|Jun 6 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2016.|
|Jun 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 27 2016||Rehearing DENIED.|
|Jun 28 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
#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
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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