|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-815||8th Cir.||Nov 5, 2013||Dec 10, 2013||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2013|
Holding: Sprint’s lawsuit against members of the Iowa Utilities Board, seeking a declaration that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 preempted a decision by the IUB holding that intrastate fees applied to long-distance Voice over Internet Protocol calls, does not fall within any of the three classes of exceptional cases for which Younger abstention is appropriate; federal court abstention is not in order simply because a pending state-court proceeding involves the same subject matter.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on December 10, 2013.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 14 2012||Application (12A499) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 3, 2012 to January 17, 2013, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Nov 19 2012||Application (12A499) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 2, 2013.|
|Jan 2 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)|
|Jan 2 2013||Appendix of Sprint Communications Company, L.P. filed.|
|Jan 24 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2013.|
|Mar 6 2013||Brief of respondents Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 19 2013||Reply of petitioner Sprint Communications Company, L.P. filed.|
|Mar 20 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 15 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Apr 30 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 28, 2013.|
|Apr 30 2013||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 27, 2013.|
|Jun 25 2013||Blanket consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner and counsel for the respondents.|
|Jun 28 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jun 28 2013||Brief of petitioner Sprint Communications Company, L.P. filed.|
|Jul 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.|
|Jul 5 2013||Brief amicus curiae of CTIA - The Wireless Association filed.|
|Jul 5 2013||Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.|
|Jul 31 2013||Updated Rule 29.6 disclosure received from counsel for the petitioner. (Distributed)|
|Aug 19 2013||CIRCULATED.|
|Aug 20 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.|
|Aug 27 2013||Brief of respondents Elizabeth S. Jacobs, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of National Conference of State Legislatures, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of Michigan and 21 Other States filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 3 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 13 2013||Proposal of counsel for respondents to lodge copies of the "Complaint and Request For Emergency Relief" filed with the Iowa Utilities Board.|
|Sep 13 2013||Record received from U.S.C.A. for 8th Circuit. (1 box)|
|Sep 13 2013||Record from U.S.D.C. for Southern District of Iowa is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Sep 26 2013||Reply of petitioner Sprint Communications Company, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 4 2013||Joint supplemental brief filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 5 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Timothy J. Simeone, Washington, D. C. For respondents: David J. Lynch, Des Moines, Iowa.|
|Dec 10 2013||Judgment REVERSED. Ginsburg, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jan 13 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jan 15 2014||Record from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit has been returned.|
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).