|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1060||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Disclosure: Vinson & Elkins LLP, whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this case.
Issues: (1) Whether, under the first-to-file bar of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730(b)(5), later actions may proceed without refiling once all earlier action have been dismissed, or whether later actions must be dismissed and refiled; and (2) whether the first-to-file bar of the FCA is jurisdictional, and, if so, whether the bar applies only at the time of filing, or whether it may be lifted by amendment, supplement, or later events. CVSG: 05/22/2018.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 16 2017||Application (17A547) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 26, 2017 to January 25, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Nov 16 2017||Response to application from respondent Halliburton, Co., et al. filed.|
|Nov 21 2017||Application (17A547) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 25, 2018.|
|Jan 25 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 28, 2018)|
|Jan 31 2018||Brief of respondents Halliburton Co., et al. in opposition filed.|
|Feb 12 2018||Reply of petitioner United States, ex rel. Benjamin Carter filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 14 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.|
|Mar 05 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.|
|Apr 05 2018||Letter of counsel for Benjamin Carter to Clerk filed.|
|May 22 2018||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Jun 05 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.|
|Jun 25 2018||Petition DENIED.|
A majority of the Supreme Court seems inclined to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion law, but the six conservative justices appear divided about whether to entirely overrule Roe v. Wade. @AHoweBlogger's first take from this morning's argument:
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Starting momentarily: Oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case involving Mississippi’s attempt to ban nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. The state has asked the court to overturn Roe v. Wade. We’ll be live-tweeting the argument here in this thread.
Twenty minutes before the start of oral argument, here’s the scene outside the Supreme Court.
Photos by @katieleebarlow.
TODAY AT SCOTUS: The case that could determine the future of abortion in America. Oral argument begins at 10 a.m. EST. We'll be live-tweeting the full argument. You can also listen live here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/live.aspx.
Here's our preview from @AHoweBlogger: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/11/roe-v-wade-hangs-in-balance-as-reshaped-court-prepares-to-hear-biggest-abortion-case-in-decades/
Our cross-platform coverage of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization includes, of course, TikTok. Follow us there if you don't already! And tune in for @katieleebarlow's live dispatch from outside the court tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. EST.
SCOTUS was inundated with "friend of the court" briefs -- more than 140 of them -- in the abortion case being heard tomorrow. We reviewed them all. Here's a guide to the many arguments being pushed by academics, politicians, & interest groups in the case.
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