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Kuang v. Department of Defense

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1194 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether courts can evade their constitutional and statutory duty to review military decisions under the so-called “Mindes test,” from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit's decision in Mindes v. Seamen, or whether claims seeking injunctive relief against the military are reviewable so long as they do not present a nonjusticiable political question or otherwise fall outside the court’s subject-matter jurisdiction; and (2) whether a Department of Defense policy that requires all legal permanent resident enlistees—but not their U.S.- citizen counterparts—to suffer unjustified delays before beginning their military careers is judicially reviewable.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 17 2020Application (19A808) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 30, 2020 to March 30, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jan 21 2020Application (19A808) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until March 30, 2020.
Mar 30 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 4, 2020)
Apr 17 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 4, 2020 to June 3, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 3, 2020.
May 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Modern Military Association of America, et al. filed.
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