|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.|
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.
No real opinions today. The Supreme Court dismissed cert as "improvidently granted" in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc.—a case about arbitration agreements.
That's all for today, folks.
The Supreme Court does not add any cases to its docket. It sends the Trump emoluments case back to the lower court with instructions to dismiss as moot.
Here is the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/012521zor_3f14.pdf
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