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Joseph v. City of Burlington

Petition for certiorari denied on November 9, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-156 Vt. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the Federal Aviation Act preempts all state and local general land-use regulation aimed at addressing off-site airport noise, as the Vermont Supreme Court and other state high courts have held, or whether it preempts only those state and local general land-use regulations that conflict with federal law or intrude into a preempted field in their scope and effect, as the Second Circuit and several other federal courts of appeals and state high courts have held.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 22 2015Application (14A1205) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 4, 2015 to August 3, 2015, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
May 28 2015Application (14A1205) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until August 3, 2015.
Aug 3 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 3, 2015)
Aug 18 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 5, 2015.
Oct 5 2015Brief of respondent City of Burlington, Vermont in opposition filed.
Oct 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.
Oct 21 2015Reply of petitioners Richard Joseph, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 9 2015Petition DENIED.
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