|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 6, 2021
Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit erred when it rejected the United States’ assertion of the state-secrets privilege based on the court’s own assessment of potential harms to the national security, and required discovery to proceed further under 28 U.S.C. 1782(a) against former Central Intelligence Agency contractors on matters concerning alleged clandestine CIA activities.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 17 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2021)|
|Jan 06 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 19, 2021 to February 11, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 08 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 11, 2021.|
|Feb 11 2021||Brief of respondents Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 03 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.|
|Mar 04 2021||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|Mar 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Apr 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.|
|Apr 26 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|May 07 2021||Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|May 10 2021||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner United States.|
|May 11 2021||Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 2, 2021. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 13, 2021.|
|May 24 2021||Motion to dispense with printing the joint appendix filed by petitioner GRANTED.|
|Jul 02 2021||Brief of petitioner United States filed.|
|Jul 13 2021||ARGUMENT SET FOR Wednesday, October 6, 2021.|
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