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Shelby County, Alabama v. Lynch

Petition for certiorari denied on January 25, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-583 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the district court can refuse to apply the Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises, Inc. standard based on its value judgment that Congress would not have wanted Shelby County to recover its attorney’s fees.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 3 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2015)
Nov 30 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 6, 2016.
Dec 2 2015Waiver of right of respondents Bobby Pierson, et al. to respond filed. (Defendant-Intervenors)
Dec 2 2015Waiver of right of respondents Earl Cunningham, et al. to respond filed. (Defendant-Intervenors)
Dec 2 2015Waiver of right of respondent Bobby Lee Harris to respond filed.
Jan 6 2016Letter dated January 6, 2016, received from counsel for petitioner waiving the 14-day waiting period for distribution pursuant to Rule 15.5.
Jan 6 2016Brief of respondents Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, et al. in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 13 2016Reply of petitioner Shelby County, Alabama filed. (Distributed)
Jan 25 2016Petition DENIED.