|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether under the voluntary cessation exception to mootness a government must satisfy the “absolutely clear” standard and, if not, to what extent the government should be treated differently from private defendants; (2) whether the government is owed a presumption of good faith under the voluntary cessation exception to mootness when it retains the authority and interest to re-impose its challenged policy; and (3) whether a claim is capable of repetition yet evading review when the government retains the authority to re-issue a restriction that imposes the same harm in the same way.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 23 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 28, 2022)|
|Sep 08 2022||Waiver of right of respondent Dana Nessel, in her official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Michigan to respond filed.|
|Sep 13 2022||Waiver of right of respondent Elizabeth Hertel, Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to respond filed.|
JUST IN: The Supreme Court will continue to provide a live audio stream of oral arguments in the new term that begins on Monday. https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-28-22
SCOTUS releases new "circuit justice" lineup, with Jackson taking over the Boston-based 1st Circuit (formerly handled by Breyer). Each justice reviews emergency appeals from the regions covered by his or her circuits. (Controversial cases usually get referred to the full court.)
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