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Holland v. Westmoreland Coal Co.

Petition for certiorari denied on May 24, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-880 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether the exception to the Anti-Injunction Act in South Carolina v. Regan — in which the Supreme Court held that the AIA did not bar South Carolina from filing an original-jurisdiction action in the Supreme Court to raise a 10th Amendment challenge to an income tax assessed on private citizens — is available to debtors who want to avoid paying a tax for reasons unrelated to the tax’s validity; and (2) whether Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act premiums are “any tax” protected by the Anti-Injunction Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 29 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 3, 2021)
Feb 17 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Feb 24 2021Response Requested. (Due March 26, 2021)
Feb 25 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 26, 2021 to April 16, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 26 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 16, 2021.
Apr 16 2021Brief of respondents Westmoreland Coal Company, et al. in opposition filed.
May 03 2021Reply of petitioners Trustees of the United Mine Workers of America Combined Benefit Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/20/2021.
May 24 2021Petition DENIED.