|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Class Action Fairness Act’s “local controversy” exception under which a federal district court must decline jurisdiction over a class action can be satisfied when the local and non-local defendants engaged in the same alleged conduct (as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 9th, and 10th Circuits hold), or whether the alleged conduct of the local defendant must be different from that of the non-local defendants (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits hold).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 04 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 9, 2021)|
|Nov 24 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 9, 2021 to January 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 29 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 10, 2022.|
Today at SCOTUS: The final two arguments of 2021, and they're both biggies. One case involves a state's refusal to provide funds to religious schools. The other involves the right to an effective lawyer -- and what happens post-conviction if that right was potentially violated.
Today at SCOTUS: One argument in a case about what counts as a "crime of violence" under a federal statute. Specifically, if a person attempts to commit robbery but doesn't succeed, is the attempt itself a violent crime? Our preview from @jamesromoser:
Botched robbery leads to latest test of what constitutes “crime of violence” - SCOTUSblog
If a person attempts to commit a robbery but does not succeed, is the attempt alone a “crime of violence&#...
JUST IN: The court says it will continue its current COVID protocols for oral arguments in January and February. The court will continue to provide a live audio stream of all arguments, and the courtroom will remain closed to the public.
A relatively humdrum Monday-morning order list today. No new cases added to the court's docket. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
#SCOTUS releases orders from last week's conference, but no new grants today. Here's the full list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: At 9:30 a.m. EST, the court will release orders from Friday's private conference. Then, starting at 10 a.m., the court will hear arguments in two cases -- one involving immigration and the other involving the management of employee retirement plans.
A majority of the Supreme Court seems inclined to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion law, but the six conservative justices appear divided about whether to entirely overrule Roe v. Wade. @AHoweBlogger's first take from this morning's argument:
Majority of court appears poised to uphold Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks - SCOTUSblog
It has been nearly 30 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirme...