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Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-309 7th Cir. Mar 28, 2022 Jun 6, 2022 8-0 Thomas OT 2021

Holding: Airplane cargo loaders and ramp supervisors who, like petitioner Latrice Saxon, frequently load and unload airplane cargo belong to a “class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce” exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act's coverage.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 6, 2022. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 27 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 30, 2021)
Sep 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 30, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 09 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2021.
Sep 27 2021Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Sep 30 2021Brief amicus curiae of Airlines for America filed.
Nov 01 2021Brief of respondent Latrice Saxon in opposition filed.
Nov 15 2021Reply of petitioner Southwest Airlines Co. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.
Dec 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/10/2021.
Dec 10 2021Petition GRANTED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Jan 18 2022Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner Southwest Airlines Co.
Jan 24 2022Brief of petitioner Southwest Airlines Co. filed.
Jan 26 2022Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit.
Jan 26 2022The record from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit is electronic and located on Pacer.
Jan 28 2022ARGUMENT SET FOR Monday, March 28, 2022.
Jan 28 2022Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 31 2022Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America; National Association of Manufacturers filed.
Jan 31 2022Brief amicus curiae of Lyft, Inc. filed.
Jan 31 2022Brief amici curiae of Airlines for America filed.
Jan 31 2022Brief amicus curiae of Uber Technologies, Inc. filed.
Jan 31 2022Brief amicus curiae of Amazon.com, Inc. filed.
Feb 11 2022CIRCULATED
Feb 22 2022Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED. Justice Barrett took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Feb 22 2022Motion for an extension of time to file respondent's brief on the merits filed.
Feb 22 2022Motion to extend the time to file respondent's brief on the merits is granted and the time is extended to and including February 24, 2022.
Feb 24 2022Brief of respondent Latrice Saxon filed. (Distributed)
Mar 01 2022Brief amicus curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association filed. (Distributed)
Mar 02 2022Amicus brief of Historians not accepted for filing. (March 02, 2022)
Mar 02 2022Brief amici curiae of Historians filed. (Distributed)
Mar 02 2022Brief amicus curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Mar 02 2022Brief amici curiae of National Academy of Arbitrators and National Association of Railroad Referees filed (3/10/2020). (Distributed)
Mar 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of Public Justice filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2022Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2022Brief amici curiae of State of Illinois, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2022Reply of petitioner Southwest Airlines Co. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2022Argued. For petitioner: Shay Dvoretzky, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Jennifer D. Bennett, San Francisco, Cal.
Jun 06 2022Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Barrett, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.