|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Federal Arbitration Act preempts a state-law rule holding that an arbitration agreement is unenforceable unless it affirmatively explains that the contracting party is waiving the right to sue in court.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 8 2014||Application (14A605) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 22, 2014 to January 21, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Dec 12 2014||Application (14A605) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 21, 2015.|
|Jan 21 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 23, 2015)|
|Feb 13 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 25, 2015.|
|Feb 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.|
|Feb 23 2015||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.|
|Feb 23 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.|
|Mar 19 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 24, 2015.|
|Apr 10 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 1, 2015.|
|May 1 2015||Brief of respondent Patricia Atalese in opposition filed.|
|May 18 2015||Reply of petitioner U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. filed.|
|May 19 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.|
|Jun 8 2015||Petition DENIED.|
In yet another Friday night shadow docket order, a divided Supreme Court sides with challengers to California’s COVID-related restrictions. Brief per curiam opinion and dissent from Justice Kagan: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
By vote of 5-4, #SCOTUS blocks California's COVID-related restrictions on in-home prayer meetings and worship. Opinion & Kagan's dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20a151_4g15.pdf
President Biden will sign an executive order authorizing a commission to study Supreme Court reform. The commission will review “the length of service and turnover of justices on the court; the membership and size of the court” among other topics.
President Biden to Sign Executive Order Creating the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States | The White House
President Biden will today issue an executive order forming the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, comprised of a
The Supreme Court will hear April and May oral arguments remotely but with a live audio feed.
#SCOTUS confirms that "[i]n keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19," it will hear oral arguments in April and on May 4 remotely, as it has for the other argument sessions this term. Press release here: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Media-Advisory-Teleconference-Arguments.pdf
In a Monday evening shadow-docket filing, Tennessee asks the Supreme Court to reinstate a state law that imposes a 48-hour waiting period for patients to abortions. A federal judge struck down the waiting period as unconstitutional. @AHoweBlogger explains:
Tennessee asks court to restore waiting period for abortions - SCOTUSblog
Tennessee filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking the justices for permission to enforce...
BREAKING: In major copyright battle between tech giants, SCOTUS sides w/ Google over Oracle, finding that Google didnt commit copyright infringement when it reused lines of code in its Android operating system. The code came from Oracle's JAVA SE platform. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf
NEW: The Supreme Court agrees to take up one new case, Brown v. Davenport. It's a technical but important question about the standard for federal courts reviewing habeas claims to assess whether constitutional violations were "harmless error." https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/040521zor_3204.pdf
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