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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-547 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act, by incorporating the deliberative process privilege, protects against compelled disclosure of a federal agency’s draft documents that were prepared as part of a formal interagency consultation process under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and that concerned a proposed agency action that was later modified in the consultation process.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 16 2019Application (19A185) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 28, 2019 to September 27, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Aug 19 2019Application (19A185) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until September 27, 2019.
Sep 17 2019Application (19A185) to extend further the time from September 27, 2019 to October 25, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 17 2019Application (19A185) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until October 25, 2019.
Oct 25 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 27, 2019)
Nov 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 27, 2019 to January 6, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 06 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 6, 2020.
Jan 06 2020Brief of respondent Sierra Club, Inc. in opposition filed.
Jan 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Jan 22 2020Reply of petitioners United States Fish and Wildlife Service,, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.
Mar 02 2020Petition GRANTED.
Mar 13 2020Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Mar 16 2020Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including May 18, 2020. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 20, 2020.
 
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