|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court of California erred in holding, in conflict with decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th and Federal Circuits and the Colorado Supreme Court, that the Mining Law of 1972, as amended, does not pre-empt state bans of mining on federal lands despite being “an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of the full purposes and objectives” of that law. CVSG: 12/06/2017.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 02 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 8, 2017)|
|Feb 13 2017||Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.|
|Feb 23 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 7, 2017.|
|Feb 24 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation filed.|
|Mar 08 2017||Brief amici curiae of Western Mining Alliance, et al. filed.|
|Mar 08 2017||Brief amicus curiae of American Exploration & Mining Association filed.|
|Apr 07 2017||Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.|
|Apr 19 2017||Reply of petitioner Brandon Lance Rinehart filed.|
|Apr 25 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.|
|May 15 2017||The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Dec 06 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Dec 18 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioner Brandon Lance Rinehart filed.|
|Dec 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||Petition DENIED.|
Here's today's order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/011822zor_5iel.pdf
The court doesn't add any new cases to its docket, and takes no action on major pending petitions involving affirmative action in higher education & religious objections to nondiscrimination laws meant to protect LGBTQ people.
As she did last week, Sonia Sotomayor will participate in this week's arguments remotely, SCOTUS says. @NinaTotenberg reported this morning that Sotomayor's decision is the result of Neil Gorsuch's refusal to wear a mask on the bench. All other justices have agreed to wear masks.
Today at SCOTUS: The court will release orders on pending petitions at 9:30 a.m., followed by two oral arguments starting at 10 -- one on a First Amendment spat over a Boston flag policy; the other on a family's quest to reclaim an Impressionist painting taken in WWII by Nazis.
JUST IN: The Supreme Court agrees to take up five new cases, including an appeal from a high school football coach who lost his job after he prayed on the field.
#SCOTUS will have more opinions next Thursday at 10 am.
A workplace vaccine-or-test requirement that would have covered 84 million workers -- blocked. A vaccine mandate for over 10 million health care workers -- allowed to take effect.
Full analysis from @AHoweBlogger on this afternoon's rulings:
Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers - SCOTUSblog
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