Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America v. County of Alameda

Petition for certiorari denied on May 26, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-751 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the dormant Commerce Clause permits a local law that directly conscripts out-of-state manufacturers to enter the locality and to assume all costs and responsibility for collecting and disposing of unused medicines from local residents, for the avowed purpose of shifting the costs of this traditional government function from local taxpayers and consumers to foreign producers and consumers.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 24 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 23, 2015)
Jan 28 2015Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation, et al. .
Jan 28 2015Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.
Feb 11 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Feb 12 2015Response Requested . (Due March 16, 2015)
Feb 25 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 15, 2015.
Apr 15 2015Brief of respondents County of Alameda, California, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 29 2015Reply of petitioners Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, et al filed.
May 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 26 2015Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation, et al. GRANTED.
May 26 2015Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America GRANTED.
May 26 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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