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Trump v. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Petition for certiorari granted, judgment vacated and case remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot, on January 25, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-330 2nd Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether plaintiffs who claim to compete with businesses in which the president of the United States has a financial interest can seek redress in an Article III court to enforce the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses of the U.S. Constitution against the president.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 09 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 14, 2020)
Oct 08 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 14, 2020 to December 14, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 09 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 14, 2020.
Oct 14 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project.
Oct 14 2020Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh.
Dec 08 2020Letter waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari pursuant to Rule 15.5. filed.
Dec 14 2020Brief of respondents Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 23 2020Reply of petitioner Donald J. Trump, President of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Jan 25 2021Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman, et al. GRANTED.
Jan 25 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh GRANTED.
Jan 25 2021Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED with instructions to dismiss the case as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950).