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Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-715 D.C. Cir. May 12, 2020
Tr.Aud.
Jul 9, 2020 7-2 Roberts OT 2019

Holding: Although congressional subpoenas for the president’s information may be enforceable, the court below in this case did not take adequate account of the significant separation of powers concerns implicated by subpoenas from the House of Representatives seeking President Donald Trump's financial records.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on July 9, 2020. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 15 2019Application (19A545) for a stay of mandate pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Nov 18 2019Letter of respondent Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives received.
Nov 18 2019UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants and the November 18, 2019 letter received from counsel for respondent the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Thursday, November 21, 2019, by 3 p.m. ET, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court.
Nov 21 2019Response to application from respondent Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives filed.
Nov 22 2019Reply of applicant Donald Trump, et al. filed.
Nov 25 2019Application (19A545) referred to the Court.
Nov 25 2019Application (19A545) granted by the Court. The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the judgment of this Court. If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon, the stay shall terminate.
Dec 04 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 6, 2020)
Dec 11 2019Brief of respondent Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition filed.
Dec 12 2019Reply of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed.
Dec 13 2019Petition GRANTED. The application (19A640) for stay presented to Justice Ginsburg and by her referred to the Court is granted, and it is ordered that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, case No. 19-1540, is hereby stayed pending further order of the Court. In addition, the application is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari, and the petition is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The cases will be set for argument in the March 2020 argument session. VIDED.
Dec 13 2019Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-715. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-715. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.” (December 16, 2019).
Jan 07 2020Application (19A773) to file a consolidated petitioners' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, and a consolidated reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED.
Jan 08 2020Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Donald J. Trump, et al. VIDED.
Jan 13 2020Application (19A773) to file a consolidated petitioners' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, and a consolidated reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit is granted by The Chief Justice provided that petitioners' brief does not exceed 17,000 words and the reply brief does not exceed 8,000 words. VIDED.
Jan 15 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Deutsche Bank AG.(in 19-760)
Jan 15 2020Letter of respondent Deutsche Bank AG notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed (in 19-760).
Jan 24 2020Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives. VIDED.
Jan 27 2020Joint appendix filed. VIDED.
Jan 27 2020Brief of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jan 29 2020Application (19A862) to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED
Jan 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. VIDED.
Jan 31 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. VIDED.
Jan 31 2020Brief amicus curiae of W. Burlette Carter filed. VIDED.
Feb 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.
Feb 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)
Feb 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida, Inc. filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)
Feb 03 2020Amicus brief of Professor Victor Williams not accepted for filing. (February 12, 2020 - Corrected brief to be submitted.)
Feb 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of Professor Victor Williams filed. VIDED.
Feb 04 2020Application (19A862) to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit is granted by The Chief Justice provided that the brief does not exceed 17,000 words. VIDED.
Feb 05 2020Letter of respondent Mazars USA LLP notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)
Feb 19 2020CIRCULATED
Feb 19 2020Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.
Feb 21 2020The record of the USCA District of Columbia Circuit is available on PACER.
Feb 26 2020Brief of respondents Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives filed. (Distributed). VIDED.
Mar 02 2020Letter of respondent Capital One Financial Corporation notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed (in 19-760) filed.
Mar 03 2020Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 03 2020Brief amici curiae of Boston University Law Professors Sean J. Kealy and James J. Wheaton filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Ethics Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Former National Security Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Former Senior Department of Justice Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of the District of Columbia filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Congressional Scholars filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Bipartisan Former Members of Congress filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Former House General Counsels and Former Congressional Staff filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of The Lugar Center and the Levin Center at Wayne Law filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Seperation-of-Powers Law Professors filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of The Niskanen Center, Republican Women for Progress, Bill Weld, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Center for Media and Democracy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Brief amici curiae of Financial Investigation and Money Laundering Experts filed (in 19-760). (Distributed)
Mar 04 2020Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed. VIDED.
Mar 16 2020ORAL ARGUMENT POSTPONED. VIDED.
Mar 23 2020Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. VIDED.
Mar 27 2020Reply of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Apr 13 2020Argument to be rescheduled for May 2020. VIDED.
Apr 15 2020RESCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. VIDED.
Apr 27 2020The parties and the Solicitor General are directed to file supplemental letter briefs addressing whether the political question doctrine or related justiciability principles bear on the Court's adjudication of these cases. The briefs, not to exceed 15 pages, are to be filed simultaneously with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020. VIDED.
May 08 2020Supplemental letter brief of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
May 08 2020Supplemental letter brief of respondents Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
May 08 2020Supplemental letter brief of the United States filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
May 12 2020Argued. For petitioners: Patrick Strawbridge, Boston, Mass.; and Jeffrey B. Wall, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives respondents: Douglas N. Letter, General Counsel, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. VIDED.
Jul 09 2020Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Alito, J., filed dissenting opinions. VIDED.
Jul 13 2020Application (20A15) of Committees of U.S. House of Representatives for an order to issue the judgment forthwith, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 14 2020Response to application (20A15) requested by The Chief Justice, due Thursday, July 16, by 4 p.m.
Jul 16 2020Response to application from respondent Donald J. Trump, et al. filed.
Jul 20 2020Application (20A15) referred to the Court.
Jul 20 2020Application (20A15) denied by the Court. Justice Sotomayor would grant the application.
 
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