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Siegel v. Fitzgerald

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-441 4th Cir. Apr 18, 2022
TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act violates the uniformity requirement of the Constitution's bankruptcy clause by increasing quarterly fees solely in districts under the U.S. Trustee program, not in those under the Bankruptcy Administrator program.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 20 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 22, 2021)
Oct 12 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 22, 2021 to November 22, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 22, 2021.
Nov 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 22, 2021 to December 8, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 05 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 8, 2021.
Dec 08 2021Brief of respondent John P. Fitzgerald, III, Acting United States Trustee for Region 4 in opposition filed.
Dec 09 2021Waiver of the 14-day waiting period under 15.5 filed.
Dec 15 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Jan 10 2022Petition GRANTED.
Jan 31 2022Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Alfred H. Siegel, Trustee of the Circuit City Stores, Inc. Liquidating Trust.
Feb 22 2022Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.
Feb 24 2022Brief of petitioner Alfred H. Siegel, Trustee of the Circuit City Stores, Inc. Liquidating Trust filed.
Feb 28 2022Brief amici curiae of Acadiana Management Group, LLC, et al. filed.
Mar 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of MF Global Holdings Ltd., as Plan Administrator filed.
Mar 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of USA Sales, Inc. filed.
Mar 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Mar 03 2022Brief amici curiae of John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, et al. filed.
Mar 15 2022ARGUMENT SET FOR Monday, April 18, 2022.
Mar 16 2022Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit.
Mar 17 2022The record from the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Mar 21 2022The record from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia is electronic and located on Pacer.
Mar 23 2022CIRCULATED
Mar 28 2022Brief of respondent John P. Fitzgerald, III, Acting United States Trustee for Region 4 filed. (Distributed)
Apr 08 2022Reply of petitioner Alfred H. Siegel, Trustee of the Circuit City Stores, Inc. Liquidating Trust filed. (Distributed)
Apr 18 2022Argued. For petitioner: Daniel L. Geyser, Dallas, Tex. For respondent: Curtis E. Gannon, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.