|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1272||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether, under the doctrine of Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, state anti-SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) statutes apply in federal diversity cases, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd and 9th Circuits hold, or do not apply, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 10th, 11th and District of Columbia Circuits hold.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 12 2020||Application (19A930) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 4, 2020 to April 3, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Feb 21 2020||Application (19A930) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until April 3, 2020.|
|May 04 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 8, 2020)|
|May 22 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Jason Lee Van Dyke to respond filed.|
|May 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.|
|Jun 08 2020||Response Requested. (Due July 8, 2020)|
|Jun 26 2020||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Christopher Retzlaff|
|Jul 07 2020||Brief of respondent Jason Lee Van Dyke in opposition filed.|
|Jul 08 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by 16 Media Organizations and Advocacy Groups.|
|Jul 16 2020||Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from July 22, 2020 to August 5, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 17 2020||Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until August 5, 2020, granted.|
|Aug 04 2020||Reply of petitioner Thomas Christopher Retzlaff filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 05 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Oct 05 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.|
|Oct 13 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by 16 Media Organizations and Advocacy Groups GRANTED.|
|Oct 13 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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