|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-1055||9th Cir.||Nov 8, 2016||Jan 18, 2017||8-0||Sotomayor||OT 2016|
Holding: Fannie Mae's sue-and-be-sued clause does not grant federal courts jurisdiction over all cases involving Fannie Mae.
Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on January 18, 2017.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 17 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 2, 2015)|
|Feb 17 2015||Appendix of Crystal Monique Lightfoot, et al. filed.|
|Mar 30 2015||Waiver of right of respondents Fannie Mae to respond filed.|
|Apr 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.|
|Apr 22 2015||Response Requested . (Due May 22, 2015)|
|Apr 30 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 22, 2015.|
|May 22 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The American Association for Justice filed.|
|Jun 22 2015||Brief of respondent Fannie Mae in opposition filed.|
|Jul 8 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Jul 8 2015||Reply of petitioners Crystal Monique Lightfoot, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 5 2015||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|May 23 2016||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 7 2016||Supplemental brief of respondent Fannie Mae filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 27 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 27, 2016.|
|Jun 28 2016||Petition GRANTED.|
|Aug 5 2016||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 16, 2016.|
|Aug 5 2016||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 19, 2016.|
|Aug 16 2016||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Aug 16 2016||Brief of petitioners Crystal Monique Lightfoot, et al. filed.|
|Aug 23 2016||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Aug 23 2016||Brief amicus curiae of The American Red Cross in support of neither party filed.|
|Aug 23 2016||Brief amicus curiae of The American Association for Justice filed.|
|Sep 2 2016||SET FOR ARGUMENT On Tuesday, November 8, 2016|
|Sep 9 2016||Record has been requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.|
|Sep 19 2016||Brief of respondent Fannie Mae filed.|
|Sep 21 2016||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER. Also received are documents from the district court that was filed in hardcopy only. This document has been transferred electronically, the remaining district court documents are available on PACER.|
|Sep 22 2016||Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Sep 28 2016||CIRCULATED|
|Oct 17 2016||Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 19 2016||Reply of petitioners Crystal Monique Lightfoot, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 8 2016||Argued. For petitioner: E. Joshua Rosenkranz, New York, N. Y.; and Ann O'Connell, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Brian P. Brooks, Washington, D. C.|
|Jan 18 2017||Judgment REVERSED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Feb 21 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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