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New York v. New Jersey

Ongoing case of original jurisdiction
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22o156 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should issue declaratory judgment and/or enjoin New Jersey from withdrawing from its Waterfront Commission Compact with New York, which grants the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor broad regulatory and law-enforcement powers over all operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 14 2022Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed.
Mar 14 2022Motions for preliminary relief and for expedited consideration of the motion for preliminary relief filed by plaintiff New York.
Mar 21 2022Opposition to motion for preliminary relief filed by defendant New Jersey.
Mar 23 2022Reply filed by plaintiff New York.
Mar 24 2022The motion for preliminary relief is granted. New Jersey is hereby enjoined from enforcing Chapter 324 or taking action to withdraw unilaterally from the Compact or terminate the Commission pending disposition of the motion for leave to file a bill of complaint and, if granted, disposition of the case.
May 13 2022Brief in response filed by defendant New Jersey.
May 13 2022Joint motion for leave to file cross-motions for judgment on the pleadings filed.
May 23 2022Reply filed by plaintiff New York.
May 31 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/16/2022.
Jun 21 2022Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint GRANTED. Joint motion for leave to file cross-motions for judgment on the pleadings GRANTED. New Jersey is allowed until August 22, 2022 to file an answer and motion for judgment on the pleadings; New York’s opposition and cross-motion for judgment on the pleadings is due on or before October 21, 2022; New Jersey’s response to New York’s cross-motion and reply in support of its motion is due on or before November 7, 2022; and New York’s reply in support of its cross-motion is due on or before November 22, 2022.
Aug 22 2022Answer of defendant New Jersey filed.
Aug 22 2022Brief in support of defendant New Jersey’s motion for judgment on the pleadings not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted) (August 25, 2022)
Aug 22 2022Motion for judgment on the pleadings of defendant New Jersey not accepted for filing. (Corrected version submitted) (August 25, 2022)
Aug 22 2022Motion for judgment on the pleadings of defendant New Jersey filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief amicus curiae of Texas, et al. filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief amicus curiae of Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors' Association filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief amicus curiae of law professors Janice Griffith, David Horton and Christopher Serkin filed.
Aug 29 2022Brief amicus curiae of port businesses and other entities filed.