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Retzlaff v. Van Dyke

Petition for certiorari denied on October 13, 2020
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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 12 2020Application (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 2020Application (19A930) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until April 3, 2020.
May 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 8, 2020)
May 22 2020Waiver of right of respondent Jason Lee Van Dyke to respond filed.
May 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.
Jun 08 2020Response Requested. (Due July 8, 2020)
Jun 26 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Christopher Retzlaff
Jul 07 2020Brief of respondent Jason Lee Van Dyke in opposition filed.
Jul 08 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by 16 Media Organizations and Advocacy Groups.
Jul 16 2020Motion 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 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ certiorari until August 5, 2020, granted.
Aug 04 2020Reply of petitioner Thomas Christopher Retzlaff filed. (Distributed)
Aug 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Oct 05 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.
Oct 13 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by 16 Media Organizations and Advocacy Groups GRANTED.
Oct 13 2020Petition DENIED.
 
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