|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-845||2d Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether the Second Amendment secures a right to carry handguns for self-defense outside the home; and (2) whether state officials violate the Second Amendment by denying handgun carry licenses to responsible, law-abiding adults for lack of “proper cause” to bear arms for self-defense.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 8 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 11, 2013)|
|Jan 11 2013||Consent to the fiing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Jan 31 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2013, for all respondents.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth of Virginia, et al. filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Rifle Association of America, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amici curiae of S.C.O.P.E., Inc., et al. filed.|
|Feb 11 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Academics for the Second Amendment filed.|
|Mar 6 2013||Waiver of right of respondent County of Westchester to respond filed.|
|Mar 13 2013||Brief of respondents Susan Cacace, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 26 2013||Reply of petitioners Alan Kachalsky, et al. filed.|
|Mar 27 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 15 2013||Petition DENIED.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050