|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether, after an Employee Retirement Income Security Act plan administrator has fully distributed life insurance plan proceeds, ERISA preempts a claimant’s state-law right to those proceeds.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 02 2022||Application (21A689) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 15, 2022 to July 14, 2022, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.|
|May 05 2022||Application (21A689) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until June 15, 2022.|
|Jun 01 2022||Application (21A689) to extend further the time from June 15, 2022 to June 22, 2022, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.|
|Jun 06 2022||Application (21A689) denied by Justice Gorsuch.|
|Jun 15 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 18, 2022)|
|Aug 03 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
|Aug 09 2022||Response Requested. (Due September 8, 2022)|
|Aug 24 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 8, 2022 to October 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 25 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 11, 2022. See Rule 30.1.|
|Oct 03 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 11, 2022 to November 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 04 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 10, 2022.|
|Nov 10 2022||Brief of respondent Melissa Ragan, aka Melissa Hudson in opposition filed.|
|Nov 23 2022||Reply of Rozalyn Ragan submitted.|
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
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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
JUST IN: The Supreme Court DENIES Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward's bid to block the Jan. 6 committee from reviewing her phone records. Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissent from the court's brief, unexplained order denying Ward's request.
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