|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-1318||Mo. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
Issue: Whether a state court can evade the preemptive force of the Federal Arbitration Act by framing its refusal to enforce an arbitration agreement as a product of supposed defects in “contract formation” that would not prevent the formation of any other contract.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 25 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 27, 2016)|
|May 18 2016||Waiver of right of respondents Lee Hobbs, et al. to respond filed.|
|Jun 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.|
|Jun 15 2016||Response Requested . (Due July 15, 2016)|
|Jul 11 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 13, 2016.|
|Sep 13 2016||Brief of respondents Lee Hobbs, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Sep 27 2016||Reply of petitioner TAMKO Building Products, Inc. filed.|
|Sep 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.|
|Oct 24 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.|
|May 15 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.|
|May 16 2017||Supplemental brief of petitioner TAMKO Building Products, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 17 2017||Supplemental brief of respondents Lee Hobbs, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|May 22 2017||Petition DENIED.|
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).