R. K. B. v. E. T.

Petition for certiorari denied on March 26, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-942 Utah N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act defines “parent” in 25 U.S.C. § 1903(9) to include an unwed biological father who has not complied with state law rules to attain legal status as a parent.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 17 2017Application (17A562) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 29, 2017 to December 29, 2017, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Nov 20 2017Response to application from respondent E.T. filed.
Nov 22 2017Application (17A562) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until December 29, 2017.
Dec 18 2017Application (17A562) to extend further the time from December 29, 2017 to January 16, 2018, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Dec 21 2017Application (17A562) denied by Justice Sotomayor.
Dec 29 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 2, 2018)
Jan 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 2, 2018 to February 16, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 16, 2018
Jan 23 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, R. K. B., et al..
Feb 01 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Council For Adoption filed.
Feb 02 2018Brief amici curiae of Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys filed.
Feb 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Utah Adoption Council filed.
Feb 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Goldwater Institute filed.
Feb 16 2018Brief of respondent E.T. in opposition filed.
Mar 06 2018Reply of petitioners R. K. B., et al. filed.
Mar 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 26 2018Petition DENIED.
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