|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-169||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit’s judgment in this case should be granted, vacated, and remanded in light of Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and (2) whether the California Unclaimed Property Law violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because it deprives owners of their property without affording constitutionally adequate notice.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 5 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 8, 2015)|
|Aug 20 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 8, 2015.|
|Sep 8 2015||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization.|
|Sep 8 2015||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Shareholder Services Association and The Securities Transfer Association.|
|Oct 7 2015||Opposition of counsel for the respondents to motions for leave to file amicus curiae briefs.|
|Oct 8 2015||Brief of respondents Betty Yee, Individually and in Her Official Capacity as State Controller of the State of California, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Oct 28 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.|
|Nov 16 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.|
|Nov 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.|
|Dec 7 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.|
|Dec 28 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.|
|Jan 11 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.|
|Jan 19 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.|
|Feb 8 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.|
|Feb 29 2016||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Shareholder Services Association and The Securities Transfer Association GRANTED.|
|Feb 29 2016||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization GRANTED.|
|Feb 29 2016||Petition DENIED Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, concurring in the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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).