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Rojas v. Federal Aviation Administration

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-133 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 29 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 1, 2021)
Aug 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 1, 2021 to October 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 16 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 1, 2021.
Sep 01 2021Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Sep 24 2021Motion of Federal Aviation Administration for an extension of time submitted.