|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-781||Fed. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: Whether the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, 31 U.S.C. § 6301 et seq., requires the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to use procurement contracts rather than cooperative agreements as the legal instruments for conveying federal funds to state and local public housing agencies in connection with programs under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1437f.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 24 2014||Application (14A444) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 6, 2014 to December 5, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Oct 28 2014||Application (14A444) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 5, 2014.|
|Nov 21 2014||Application (14A444) to extend further the time from December 5, 2014 to January 5, 2015, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Nov 25 2014||Application (14A444) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 5, 2015.|
|Jan 5 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2015)|
|Jan 12 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2015.|
|Feb 2 2015||Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. to respond filed.|
|Feb 4 2015||Brief amicus curiae of National Council of State Housing Agencies filed.|
|Mar 6 2015||Brief of respondents CMS Contract Management Services, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 25 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.|
|Mar 25 2015||Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 20 2015||Petition DENIED.|
#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).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050