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June Medical Services LLC v. Gee

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1323 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s decision upholding Louisiana’s law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital conflicts with the Supreme Court’s binding precedent in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 28 2019Application (18A774) for a stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jan 29 2019Response to application (18A774) requested by Justice Alito, due Thursday, January 31, 2019, by 3:00 p.m. ET.
Jan 31 2019Response to application from respondent Rebekah Gee, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals filed.
Feb 01 2019Reply of applicants June Medical Services, L.L.C., et al. filed.
Feb 01 2019Because the filings regarding the application for a stay in this matter were not completed until earlier today and the Justices need time to review these filings, the issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, case No. 17-30397, is administratively stayed through Thursday, February 7, 2019. This order does not reflect any view regarding the merits of the petition for a writ of certiorari that applicants represent they will file.
Feb 07 2019Application (18A774) referred to the Court.
Feb 07 2019Application (18A774) granted by the Court. The application for a stay presented to JUSTICE ALITO and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in case No. 17-30397 is stayed pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. JUSTICE THOMAS, JUSTICE ALITO, JUSTICE GORSUCH, and JUSTICE KAVANAUGH would deny the application. JUSTICE KAVANAUGH, dissenting from grant of application for stay. (Detached Opinion)
Apr 17 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 20, 2019)
Apr 30 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 20, 2019 to July 19, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
May 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 19, 2019.
May 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Judges and Department of Justice Officials filed.
May 20 2019Brief amici curiae of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, et al. filed.
Jun 21 2019Brief amicus curiae of Senator Josh Hawley in support of respondent filed. VIDED.
Jun 24 2019Amicus brief of 2,556 Operation Outcry Women Injured By Abortion and The Justice Foundation not accepted for filing. (June 27, 2019)
Jul 19 2019Brief of respondent Rebekah Gee, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in opposition filed.
Sep 06 2019Reply of petitioners June Medical Services L.L.C., et al. filed.
Sep 11 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 04 2019Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 18-1460 is granted. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Oct 04 2019Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 18-1323. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 18-1323. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.”
Oct 15 2019Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed. VIDED.
Oct 22 2019Upon consideration of the joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits, petitioners in No. 18-1323 shall file an opening brief limited to the questions presented in its petition on or before Monday, November 25, 2019. The brief is to bear a light blue cover and is limited to 13,000 words. Respondent in No. 18-1323 shall file a consolidated opening brief on the questions presented in both cases on or before Thursday, December 26, 2019. The brief is to bear a light red cover and is limited to 21,500 words. Petitioners in No. 18-1323 shall file consolidated opening brief and reply on or before Friday, January 17, 2020. The brief is to bear a yellow cover and is limited to 14,500 words. Respondent in No. 18-1323 shall file with the Clerk and serve upon counsel a reply brief, limited to the questions presented in its petition, on or before 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The brief is to bear a tan cover and is limited to 6,000 words. Amicus curiae briefs in support of petitioners in No. 18-1323 on all or any of the questions presented, or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Monday, December 2, 2019. Amicus curiae briefs in support of respondent in No. 18-1323 are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 2, 2020. An amicus curiae shall file only a single brief in these cases. VIDED.
Oct 24 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, June Medical Services L.L.C., et al. VIDED
Nov 06 2019Motion for Leave to Submit Joint Appendix in Non-Booklet Format of June Medical Services L.L.C., et al. submitted.
Nov 08 2019Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Rebekah Gee submitted.
 
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