|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-499||1st Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether a debtor may keep a state-law homestead exemption inside bankruptcy, notwithstanding that the proceeds would be subject to attachment and execution outside bankruptcy because the debtor sold the home and the exemption expired under applicable state law.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2020)|
|Nov 10 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 16, 2020 to January 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 12 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 15, 2021.|
|Jan 12 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 15, 2021 to January 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 19, 2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||Brief of respondent Jeffrey J. Rockwell in opposition filed.|
|Feb 02 2021||Reply of petitioner Nathaniel Richard Hull filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 03 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||Petition DENIED.|
NEW: The Supreme Court declines to block the execution of Alabama prisoner Willie Smith, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection tonight. No noted dissents, but Sotomayor adds a brief statement expressing concerns about Alabama's conduct.
NEW: Texas files its response to the Justice Department's emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block the state's six-week abortion ban.
Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
Breyer is the third justice since August to turn away an emergency challenge to a vaccine mandate, without referring the issue to the full court. Earlier: Barrett declined to block Indiana University's mandate, and Sotomayor declined to block NYC's mandate for school employees.
Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
#SCOTUS grants request by Texas abortion providers to fast-track consideration of petition for cert before judgment in challenge to SB8. Response from Texas is due by noon on Thursday -- same time as Texas's response to US filing today. Order is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zr1_2c8f.pdf
BREAKING: The Justice Department has filed its emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block Texas' six-week abortion ban.
The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
NEW: The Justice Department, as expected, says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.