|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: (1) Whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court exceeded its narrow statutory authority to authorize foreign intelligence surveillance, under 50 U.S.C. § 1861, when it ordered Verizon to disclose records to the National Security Agency for all telephone communications “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls;” and (2) whether petitioner is entitled to relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a) to vacate the order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or other relief as this Court deems appropriate.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 8 2013||Petition for a writ of mandamus and/or prohibition filed. (Response due August 12, 2013)|
|Aug 8 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 11, 2013.|
|Aug 9 2013||Brief amici curiae of Professors of Information Privacy and Surveillance Law filed.|
|Aug 12 2013||Brief amici curiae of Professors James E. Pfander, and Stephen I. Vladeck filed.|
|Aug 12 2013||Brief amici curiae of Former Members of the Church Committee, and Law Professors filed.|
|Aug 12 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Aug 30 2013||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 11, 2013.|
|Oct 7 2013||Letter of October 7, 2013, from counsel for petitioner received.|
|Oct 11 2013||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Oct 28 2013||Reply of petitioner filed.|
|Oct 30 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 15, 2013.|
|Nov 18 2013||Petition DENIED.|
A surprising stat at this point in the term: Both Kagan and Breyer have been in the majority slightly more often than Alito.
Kavanaugh continues to have the highest rate (as he has for most of the term). Sotomayor has the lowest.
Still 15 cases left. So this could all change.
The first two pieces in our symposium on yesterday's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia are up. First, @JimOleske dissects the decision in light of the court's shadow-docket ruling in Tandon v. Newsom, which took a very different approach to free exercise.
Fulton quiets Tandon’s thunder: A free exercise puzzle - SCOTUSblog
This article is the first entry in a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. ...
Number of pages written by each justice in the five decisions handed down this week (majority opinions, concurrences, and dissents all included):
While today's decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia is a win for a Catholic group seeking to participate in the city's foster program, it stops short of the broad endorsement of religious freedom the challengers had hoped for. Here's @AHoweBlogger's analysis:
Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution - SCOTUSblog
In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday...
Now do we say that Sonia Sotomayor and the other liberals supported child slavery by all voting for Nestle today? Of course not. And Nestle’s lawyers like @Neal_katyal obviously don’t either. The cheap attacks on the court and thoughtful lawyers did not age well. -tg
The claim @nealkatyal was defending slavery is flat wrong & libelous. Here is what he actually said, which is the reverse: child slavery is abhorrent, criminal, horrific. Remember in a pending case he can't comment, so read what he really said in full.
Tired from this morning's momentous opinions? Get ready to do it all again next week -- three times. The court just revealed that next Monday, Wednesday and Friday will all be opinion days.