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Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-603 Tex. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether Congress has the power to authorize suits against nonconsenting states pursuant to its constitutional war powers.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 02 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2020)
Nov 03 2020Waiver of right of respondent Texas Department of Public Safety to respond filed.
Nov 17 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.
Nov 24 2020Response Requested. (Due December 28, 2020)
Dec 01 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 28, 2020 to January 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 02 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 27, 2021.
Dec 23 2020Brief amicus curiae of Professor Jeffrey M. Hirsch filed.
Dec 23 2020Brief amicus curiae of Reserve Organization of America filed.
Dec 23 2020Brief amici curiae of Philip C. Bobbitt, Michael C. Dorf, and H. Jefferson Powell filed.
Jan 27 2021Brief of respondent Texas Department of Public Safety in opposition filed.
Feb 10 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Feb 10 2021Reply of petitioner Le Roy Torres filed. (Distributed)
Mar 01 2021The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.