|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-3||1st Cir.||Nov 12, 2013||Mar 4, 2014||6-3||Ginsburg||OT 2013|
Holding: The anti-retaliation protection that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 provides to whistleblowers applies to employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on March 4, 2014. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in principal part, and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Thomas joined. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Kennedy and Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 28 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 1, 2012)|
|Jul 19 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 24, 2012.|
|Jul 30 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Whistleblower Center filed.|
|Aug 24 2012||Brief of respondents FMR LLC, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 5 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Sep 5 2012||Reply of petitioners Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 1 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.|
|Oct 9 2012||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Apr 9 2013||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Apr 23 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.|
|Apr 23 2013||Supplemental brief of petitioners Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 26 2013||Supplemental brief of respondents FMR LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 13 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.|
|May 20 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jun 12 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 31, 2013.|
|Jun 12 2013||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 30, 2013.|
|Jul 18 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Jul 31 2013||Brief of petitioners Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of eitiher party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioners.|
|Jul 31 2013||The time to file the joint appendix is further extended to and including August 14, 2013.|
|Aug 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Aug 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association and Government Accountability Project filed.|
|Aug 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Whistleblower Center filed.|
|Aug 13 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Aug 14 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received).|
|Aug 20 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.|
|Aug 26 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Sep 17 2013||Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Massachusetts is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Sep 18 2013||Record received for U.S.C.A. for 1st Circuit. (1box)|
|Sep 30 2013||Brief of respondents FMR LLC, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Society for Human Resource Management filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed. (Distributed).|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amici curiae of New England Legal Foundation and Associated Industries of Massachusetts filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Investment Company Institute filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amici curiae of Former SEC Officials filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 7 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 21 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 30 2013||Reply of petitioners Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang filed. (Distributed).|
|Nov 12 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Eric Schnapper, Seattle, Wash.; and Nicole A. Saharsky, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Mark A. Perry, Washington, D. C.|
|Mar 4 2014||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Breyer and Kagan, JJ., joined, and in which Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined in principal part. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in principal part and concurring in the judgment, in which Thomas, J., joined. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy and Alito, JJ., joined.|
|Apr 7 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Apr 8 2014||Record from U.S.C.A. 1st Circuit has been returned.|
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