|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-25||4th Cir.||Jan 9, 2013||Jun 17, 2013||5-4||Kennedy||OT 2012|
Holding: An attorney’s solicitation of clients is not a permissible purpose covered by the “litigation exception” to the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 17, 2013. Justice Ginsburg filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Scalia, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 2 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 6, 2012)|
|Aug 6 2012||Brief of respondent Michael Eugene Spears, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 20 2012||Reply of petitioner Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed.|
|Aug 22 2012||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.|
|Sep 25 2012||Petition GRANTED.|
|Oct 31 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 9, 2013.|
|Nov 9 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Nov 9 2012||Brief of petitioners Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed.|
|Nov 13 2012||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 4th Circuit. (1 box)|
|Nov 16 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Nov 16 2012||Brief amici curiae of Electronic Privacy Information Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 16 2012||Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 28 2012||Record from U.S.D.C. for the District of South Carolina is electronic.|
|Dec 10 2012||Brief of respondents Michael Eugene Spears, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 2 2013||Reply of petitioners Edward F. Maracich, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 9 2013||Argued. For petitioners: Joseph R. Guerra, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 17 2013||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas, Breyer, and Alito, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 19 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
|Jul 29 2013||Record returned to U.S. C.A. for 4th Circuit.|
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
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