|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether Congress has the power to authorize suits against nonconsenting states pursuant to its constitutional war powers.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 02 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 7, 2020)|
|Nov 03 2020||Waiver of right of respondent Texas Department of Public Safety to respond filed.|
|Nov 17 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Nov 24 2020||Response Requested. (Due December 28, 2020)|
|Dec 01 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 28, 2020 to January 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 02 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 27, 2021.|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Jeffrey M. Hirsch filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Reserve Organization of America filed.|
|Dec 23 2020||Brief amici curiae of Philip C. Bobbitt, Michael C. Dorf, and H. Jefferson Powell filed.|
|Jan 27 2021||Brief of respondent Texas Department of Public Safety in opposition filed.|
|Feb 10 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Feb 10 2021||Reply of petitioner Le Roy Torres filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 01 2021||The Acting Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
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