|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a state legislature's express reservation of the right to amend a statute providing benefits to government employees bars a claim under the Constitution's contracts clause based on the legislature’s later decision to amend those benefits.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 09 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 15, 2022)|
|Jul 06 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 15, 2022 to August 15, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 06 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 15, 2022, for all respondents.|
|Aug 11 2022||Brief of respondents I. Beverly Lake, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Aug 31 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
|Sep 13 2022||Reply of petitioners State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 03 2022||Petition DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf