|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the federal statutory limit on contributions to political committees, 52 U.S.C. § 30116(a)(1)(C), comports with the First Amendment as applied to committees that make only independent expenditures.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 18 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 22, 2020)|
|Jun 29 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Ted Lieu, et al.|
|Jul 21 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Former FEC Commissioner, Ann M. Ravel filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||Brief amici curiae of United States Senators filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 22, 2020 to August 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 22 2020||Brief amici curiae of States of Washington et al. filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||Brief amici curiae of Christopher T. Robertson, et al. filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||Brief amici curiae of Political Scientists filed.|
|Jul 22 2020||Amicus brief of Legal Scholars of Campaign Finance not accepted for filing. (July 31, 2020)(Corrected version submitted)|
|Jul 22 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Legal Scholars of Campaign Finance filed.(7/29/2020)|
|Jul 27 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 21, 2020.|
|Aug 12 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 21, 2020 to September 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 13 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including September 21, 2020.|
|Sep 21 2020||Brief of respondent Federal Election Commission in opposition filed.|
|Sep 24 2020||Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from October 7, 2020 to October 21, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 25 2020||Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until October 21, 2020 granted.|
|Oct 21 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/6/2020.|
|Oct 21 2020||Reply of petitioners Ted Lieu, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 09 2020||Petition DENIED.|
On a special episode of SCOTUStalk: @AHoweBlogger and @TomGoldsteinSB discuss Breyer's retirement and preview the process of selecting his successor.
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In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.