|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-133||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether the 9th Circuit, in a sharply divided en banc decision, erred by adopting the consultant corollary and holding that “intra-agency memorandums or letters” in Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 5 (5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5)) encompasses documents prepared by APTMetrics, a private, outside consultant.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 29 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 1, 2021)|
|Aug 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Aug 16 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 1, 2021.|
|Sep 01 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Sep 24 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 27 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 1, 2021.|
|Oct 22 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 1, 2021 to November 29, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 26 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 29, 2021.|
|Nov 29 2021||Brief of respondent Federal Aviation Administration in opposition filed.|
|Dec 13 2021||Reply of petitioner Jorge Alejandro Rojas filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.|
|Jan 10 2022||Petition DENIED.|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
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