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Lea v. United States

Pending petition

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1285 Fed. Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the federal statute, regulations and contractual provisions governing the transfer and redemption of U.S. savings bonds preempt the state of Arkansas from obtaining ownership of matured but unredeemed bonds through a statute providing for the escheat of title to the state; (2) whether the federal statute, regulations and contractual provisions governing the transfer and redemption of U.S. savings bonds require the U.S. Department of the Treasury to redeem matured savings bonds that are owned by a state pursuant to a valid judgment of escheatment but that the state cannot identify by serial number without Treasury’s assistance; and (3) whether the interpretation of federal law adopted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit below results in an uncompensated taking of property in violation of the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 28 2020Application (19A957) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 10, 2020 to May 8, 2020, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 02 2020Application (19A957) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 8, 2020.
May 08 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 12, 2020)
May 19 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Jake LaTurner, Treasurer of the State of Kansas
Jun 03 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 12, 2020 to July 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 03 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 13, 2020.
Jun 11 2020Brief amici curiae of State of Indiana, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 07 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 09 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 17, 2020.
Jul 17 2020Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jul 31 2020Reply of petitioner Andrea Lea, Arkansas State Auditor filed.
Aug 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
 
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