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Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-389 9th Cir. Apr 16, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Jun 10, 2019 9-0 Thomas OT 2018

Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in this case.

Holding: Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, when federal law addresses the relevant issue, state law is not adopted as surrogate federal law on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 10, 2019.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 28 2018Application (18A20) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 26, 2018 to August 27, 2018, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jul 05 2018Application (18A20) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 27, 2018.
Aug 07 2018Application (18A20) to extend further the time from August 27, 2018 to September 24, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 08 2018Application (18A20) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 24, 2018.
Sep 24 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 26, 2018)
Oct 10 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd.
Oct 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 26, 2018 to November 26, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 19 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 26, 2018.
Oct 26 2018Brief amici curiae of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas et al. filed.
Oct 26 2018Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Oct 26 2018Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Nov 26 2018Brief of respondent Brian Newton in opposition filed.
Dec 11 2018Reply of petitioner Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. filed.
Dec 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 11 2019Petition GRANTED.
Jan 22 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Brian Newton
Jan 23 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd..
Feb 11 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Feb 20 2019Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received)
Feb 20 2019Brief of petitioner Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. filed.
Feb 27 2019Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Feb 27 2019Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 27 2019Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Feb 27 2019Brief amici curiae of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, et al. filed.
Mar 20 2019CIRCULATED
Mar 21 2019Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Mar 22 2019Brief of respondent Brian Newton filed. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 29 2019Brief amicus curiae of California Applicants' Attorneys Association ("CAAA") filed.
Apr 09 2019Reply of petitioner Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 12 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Apr 16 2019Argued. For petitioner: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.; and Christopher G. Michel, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: David C. Frederick, Washington, D. C.
Jun 10 2019Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 12 2019JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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