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United States Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association

Consolidated with:

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1584 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2019

Issue: Whether the United States Forest Service has the authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 15 2019Application (18A1182) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 26, 2019 to June 25, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 16 2019Application (18A1182) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until June 25, 2019.
Jun 25 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 26, 2019)
Jul 01 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 26, 2019 to August 28, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 05 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 28, 2019 .
Jul 25 2019Brief amici curiae of United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of The United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 26 2019Brief amici curiae of National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 26 2019Brief amicus curiae of Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC filed. VIDED.
Jul 26 2019Brief amici curiae of American Forest Resource Council et al filed. VIDED.
Aug 28 2019Brief of respondents Cowpasture River Preservation Association, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Sep 11 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 11 2019Reply of petitoner Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Sep 11 2019Reply of Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC submitted.
Sep 12 2019Reply of petitioner United States Forest Service, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 04 2019Petition GRANTED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 18-1587 is granted. The cases are consolidated and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Oct 04 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. 18-1584. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 18-1584. 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.”
Oct 11 2019Blanket Consent filed by respondents, Cowpasture River Preservation Association, et al. VIDED.
Oct 17 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC
Nov 05 2019Brief amicus curiae of Richard James Pierce Jr., in support of neither party filed. VIDED.
Nov 12 2019Motion for an extension of time filed. VIDED.
Nov 15 2019Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' briefs on the merits is extended to and including December 2, 2019. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including January 15, 2020. VIDED
 
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