Monroe County Commission v. A.A. Nettles, Sr. Properties Limited

Petition for certiorari denied on January 13, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-386 Ala. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Issue: Whether federal law giving the Surface Transportation Board exclusive jurisdiction over abandonment of rail lines and expressly stating that conversion of a railroad right-of-way to an interim trail use shall not be treated “for purposes of any law” as abandonment preempts state law that would deem a railroad right-of-way abandoned because of disuse or conversion to interim trail use.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 12 2019Application (19A53) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 25, 2019 to September 23, 2019, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 17 2019Application (19A53) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 23, 2019.
Sep 23 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 23, 2019)
Oct 01 2019Waiver of right of respondents A.A. Nettles, Sr. Properties Limited, et al. to respond filed.
Oct 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 11 2019Response Requested. (Due November 12, 2019)
Oct 14 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 12, 2019 to December 12, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 12, 2019.
Nov 12 2019Brief amici curiae of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, et al. filed.
Nov 12 2019Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed.
Nov 15 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 12, 2019 to January 13, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 15 2019Response to motion from petitioner Monroe County Commission filed.
Nov 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; the time is extended to and including December 16, 2019.
Dec 16 2019Brief of respondents A.A. Nettles, Sr. Properties Limited and Eula Lambert Boyles in opposition filed.
Dec 16 2019Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under Rule 15.5 filed.
Dec 20 2019Reply of petitioner Monroe County Commission filed.
Dec 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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