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United States v. Clarke

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-301 11th Cir Apr 23, 2014
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Jun 19, 2014 9-0 Kagan OT 2013

Holding: A taxpayer who wants to question Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents about their motives for issuing a summons may do so if he can point to “specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith.”

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on June 19, 2014.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 2 2013Application (13A27) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 17, 2013 to August 16, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 5 2013Application (13A27) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until August 16, 2013.
Jul 31 2013Application (13A27) to extend further the time from August 16, 2013 to September 6, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 12 2013Application (13A27) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 6, 2013.
Sep 6 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2013)
Oct 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2013.
Nov 1 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 6, 2013.
Dec 6 2013Brief of respondents Michael Clarke, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 20 2013Reply of petitioner United States filed.
Dec 24 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 10 2014Petition GRANTED.
Feb 11 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Feb 14 2014Joint appendix filed.
Feb 14 2014Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Feb 20 2014Record received from U.S.D.C. Southern District of Florida is electronic. (Not PACER)
Mar 10 2014CIRCULATED.
Mar 17 2014Brief of respondents Michael Clarke, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 14 2014Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 23 2014Argued. For petitioner: Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Edward A. Marod, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Jun 19 2014Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jul 21 2014JUDGMENT ISSUED
 
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