|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-301||11th Cir||Apr 23, 2014||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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 2 2013||Application (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 2013||Application (13A27) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until August 16, 2013.|
|Jul 31 2013||Application (13A27) to extend further the time from August 16, 2013 to September 6, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Aug 12 2013||Application (13A27) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 6, 2013.|
|Sep 6 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2013)|
|Oct 3 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 6, 2013.|
|Nov 1 2013||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 6, 2013.|
|Dec 6 2013||Brief of respondents Michael Clarke, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 20 2013||Reply of petitioner United States filed.|
|Dec 24 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.|
|Jan 10 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 11 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 23, 2014|
|Feb 14 2014||Joint appendix filed.|
|Feb 14 2014||Brief of petitioner United States filed.|
|Feb 20 2014||Record received from U.S.D.C. Southern District of Florida is electronic. (Not PACER)|
|Mar 10 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 17 2014||Brief of respondents Michael Clarke, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 14 2014||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 23 2014||Argued. 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 2014||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Kagan, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jul 21 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).