|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1174||9th Cir.||Nov 26, 2018||May 28, 2019||6-3||Roberts||OT 2018|
Holding: Because police officers had probable cause to arrest Russell Bartlett, his First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim fails as a matter of law.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on May 28, 2019. Justice Thomas, who joined the opinion of the Supreme Court except as to Part II–D, filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Gorsuch filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 16 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 26, 2018)|
|Apr 11 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.|
|Apr 12 2018||Response Requested. (Due May 14, 2018)|
|May 14 2018||Brief of respondent Russell P. Bartlett in support filed.|
|May 29 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.|
|Jun 18 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.|
|Jun 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.|
|Jun 28 2018||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 25 2018||Motion for an extension of time to file the opening briefs on the merits filed.|
|Aug 08 2018||Motion to extend the time to file the opening briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 20, 2018. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 2, 2018.|
|Aug 09 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Luis A. Nieves, et al..|
|Aug 20 2018||Brief of petitioners Luis A. Nieves, et al. filed.|
|Aug 20 2018||Joint appendix filed (1 volume). (Statement of costs filed)|
|Aug 20 2018||Motion to file volume II of the joint appendix under seal filed by respondent Russell P. Bartlett.|
|Aug 20 2018||Joint appendix (volume II under sealed) filed . (Distributed)|
|Aug 24 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Russell P. Bartlett|
|Aug 27 2018||Brief amicus curiae of United States of America filed.|
|Aug 27 2018||Brief amici curiae of National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association, National Sheriffs’ Association filed.|
|Aug 27 2018||Brief amici curiae of The District of Columbia, et al. filed.|
|Sep 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/5/2018.|
|Oct 02 2018||Brief of respondent Russell P. Bartlett filed.|
|Oct 02 2018||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, November 26, 2018|
|Oct 09 2018||Motion to file volume II of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amici curiae of Three Individual Activists filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amici curiae of The First Amendment Foundation and Fane Lozman filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amici curiae of National Police Accountability Project, et al. filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Free Speech filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amici curiae of National Press Photographers Association, et al. filed.|
|Oct 09 2018||Brief amicus curiae of The Rutherford Institute filed.|
|Oct 15 2018||Record requested from U.S.C.D. 9th Circuit.|
|Oct 18 2018||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit (1 envelope of restricted material). The public record is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Oct 19 2018||CIRCULATED|
|Oct 26 2018||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Nov 01 2018||Reply of petitioners Luis A. Nieves, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 26 2018||Argued. For petitioners: Dario Borghesan, Assistant Attorney General, Anchorage, Alaska; and Jeffrey B. Wall, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Zane D. Wilson, Fairbanks, Alaska.|
|Apr 26 2019||Record received from the U.S.D.C. District of Alaska (Anchorage) is electronic. One part of the record is Sealed|
|May 28 2019||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Breyer, Alito, Kagan, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined, and in which Thomas, J., joined except as to Part II-D. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Gorsuch, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part. Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part. Sotomayor, J., filed a dissenting opinion.|
|Jul 01 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf
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NEW: Another fight on the shadow docket over a subpoena seeking information about election interference. Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking SCOTUS to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena for her phone records. Here's Ward's filing: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/22A350.pdf