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Holcomb v. Stinnie

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-621 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a party must obtain a ruling that conclusively decides the merits in its favor, as opposed to merely predicting a likelihood of later success, to prevail on the merits under 42 U.S.C. § 1988; and (2) whether a party must obtain an enduring change in the parties’ legal relationship from a judicial act, as opposed to a non-judicial event that moots the case, to prevail under Section 1988.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 27 2023Application (23A390) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 5, 2023 to November 20, 2023, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Nov 01 2023Application (23A390) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 20, 2023.
Nov 20 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 8, 2024)
Jan 05 2024Brief amici curiae of Georgia, et al. filed.
Jan 24 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2024.
Jan 29 2024Response Requested. (Due February 28, 2024)
Feb 28 2024Brief of respondents Damian Stinnie, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 19 2024Reply of petitioner Gerald F. Lackey, in his Official Capacity as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2024.