|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-303||1st Cir.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether Congress violated the equal-protection component of the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment by establishing Supplemental Security Income — a program that provides benefits to needy aged, blind and disabled individuals — in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in the Northern Mariana Islands pursuant to a negotiated covenant, but not extending it to Puerto Rico.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 04 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 9, 2020)|
|Sep 11 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 9, 2020 to November 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 14 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 9, 2020.|
|Oct 29 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Carlos Delgado Altieri, Mayor of the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico filed.|
|Nov 06 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Gregorio Igartua (11/17/2020) filed.|
|Nov 09 2020||Brief amici curiae of Plaintiffs in Peña Martínez v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed.|
|Nov 09 2020||Response to petition from respondent Jose Luis Vaello-Madero filed.|
|Nov 09 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.|
|Nov 09 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.|
|Nov 24 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.|
|Nov 24 2020||Reply of petitioner United States of America filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Feb 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.|
|Feb 22 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.|
|Mar 01 2021||Petition GRANTED.|
|Mar 17 2021||Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.|
|Mar 22 2021||Joint 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 June 1, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 16, 2021.|
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