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Richardson v. Omaha School District

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-402 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, for attorneys’ fees actions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, courts should borrow years-long state statutes of limitations because fees actions are analogous to independent lawsuits separate from the underlying merits of the IDEA administrative proceedings, or, in contrast, courts should borrow far shorter periods designed for judicial review of IDEA administrative merits decisions because fees actions are merely ancillary to the underlying educational dispute.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 23 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 28, 2020)
Oct 09 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 28, 2020 to December 4, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 4, 2020.
Dec 04 2020Brief of respondent Omaha School District in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 23 2020Reply of petitioner Chad and Tonya Richardson, Individually and as Parents and Next Friends of L filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.