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Planned Parenthood Center for Choice v. Abbott

Petition for certiorari granted, judgment vacated and case remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot, on January 25, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-305 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether, pursuant to United States v. Munsingwear Inc., the Supreme Court should vacate the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit's judgments granting writs of mandamus.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 03 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 9, 2020)
Sep 21 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 9, 2020 to November 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 22 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 9, 2020.
Oct 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Constitutional and Health Law Scholars filed.
Nov 09 2020Brief of respondents Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 13 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from November 24, 2020 to December 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 13 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until December 9, 2020 granted.
Dec 08 2020Reply of petitioners Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jan 11 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.
Jan 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Jan 22 2021Supplemental brief of respondents Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, et al. filed. (Received January 27, 2021)
Jan 25 2021Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED with instructions to dismiss the case as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950).
Jan 27 2021Letter dated January 22, 2021 from counsel for petitioner received.