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Trump v. District of Columbia

Petition for certiorari granted, judgment vacated and case remanded to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit with instructions to dismiss the case as moot, on January 25, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-331 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether a writ of mandamus is appropriate because, contrary to the holding of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 4th Circuit, the district court’s denial of the president’s motion to dismiss was clear and indisputable legal error; and (2) whether a writ of mandamus is appropriate, contrary to the holding of the 4th Circuit, when the district court’s refusal to grant the president’s motion to certify an interlocutory appeal was a clear abuse of discretion under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 09 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 14, 2020)
Oct 06 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 14, 2020 to November 28, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 07 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 30, 2020. See Rule 30.1.
Oct 14 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project.
Nov 18 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 30, 2020 to December 30, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 19 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part; the time is extended to and including December 14, 2020.
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 District of Columbia and the State of Maryland in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 23 2020Reply of petitioner In Re Donald J.Trump 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 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).