|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-199||5th Cir.||Nov 2, 2020||Feb 3, 2021||5-4||Sotomayor||OT 2020|
Holding: The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board’s refusal to reopen a former railroad worker's prior benefits determination is subject to judicial review.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on February 3, 2021.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 17 2019||Application (18A1192) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 16, 2019 to September 14, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|May 20 2019||Application (18A1192) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 15, 2019.|
|Aug 15 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 16, 2019)|
|Sep 10 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 16, 2019 to October 16, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 11 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 16, 2019.|
|Oct 03 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 16, 2019 to November 15, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 03 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 15, 2019.|
|Nov 08 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 15, 2019 to December 9, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 12 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 9, 2019.|
|Dec 09 2019||Brief of respondent United States Railroad Retirement Board in opposition filed.|
|Dec 16 2019||Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition under Rule 15.5 filed.|
|Dec 18 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Jan 10 2020||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 12 2020||Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Feb 12 2020||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Manfredo Salinas.|
|Feb 19 2020||Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including April 1, 2020. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 8, 2020.|
|Feb 24 2020||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Mar 31 2020||Brief of petitioner Manfredo Salinas filed.|
|Jun 08 2020||Brief of respondent United States Railroad Retirement Board filed.|
|Jul 08 2020||Reply of petitioner Manfredo Salinas filed.|
|Aug 19 2020||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, November 2, 2020.|
|Aug 31 2020||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.|
|Sep 01 2020||The record from the U.S.C.A. is electronic and located on Pacer.|
|Sep 02 2020||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 11 2020||Record received from the United States of America Railroad Retirement Board. The record is electronically filed.|
|Nov 02 2020||Argued. For petitioner: Sarah M. Harris, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Austin Raynor, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Feb 03 2021||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., Breyer, Kagan, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, Gorsuch, and Barrett, JJ., joined.|
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