|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-349||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether a defendant is subject to suit under the Alien Tort Statute for aiding and abetting another person's alleged violation of the law of nations based on allegations that the defendant intended to pursue a legitimate business objective while knowing (but not intending) that the objective could be advanced by the other person's violation of international law; (2) whether the “focus” test of Morrison v. National Australian Bank, Ltd. governs whether a proposed application of the Alien Tort Statute would be impermissibly extraterritorial under Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.; and (3) whether there is a well-defined international-law consensus that corporations are subject to liability for violations of the law of nations.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 16 2015||Application (15A83) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 4, 2015 to September 18, 2015, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Jul 22 2015||Application (15A83) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 18, 2015.|
|Sep 18 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 21, 2015)|
|Oct 17 2015||Waiver of right of respondents John Doe I, et al. to respond filed.|
|Oct 21 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Grocery Manufacturers Association filed.|
|Oct 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of National Confectioners Association, et al. filed.|
|Oct 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Oct 21 2015||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.|
|Oct 28 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.|
|Nov 4 2015||Response Requested . (Due December 4, 2015)|
|Dec 4 2015||Brief of respondents John Doe I, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 21 2015||Reply of petitioners Nestle U.S.A., Inc., et al. filed.|
|Dec 22 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.|
|Jan 11 2016||Petition DENIED.|
JUST IN: The Supreme Court agrees to take up five new cases, including an appeal from a high school football coach who lost his job after he prayed on the field.
#SCOTUS will have more opinions next Thursday at 10 am.
A workplace vaccine-or-test requirement that would have covered 84 million workers -- blocked. A vaccine mandate for over 10 million health care workers -- allowed to take effect.
Full analysis from @AHoweBlogger on this afternoon's rulings:
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