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United States v. Vaello-Madero

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-303 1st Cir. Nov 9, 2021
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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 04 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 9, 2020)
Sep 11 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 9, 2020 to November 9, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 14 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 9, 2020.
Oct 29 2020Brief amicus curiae of Carlos Delgado Altieri, Mayor of the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico filed.
Nov 06 2020Brief amicus curiae of Gregorio Igartua (11/17/2020) filed.
Nov 09 2020Brief amici curiae of Plaintiffs in Peña Martínez v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed.
Nov 09 2020Response to petition from respondent Jose Luis Vaello-Madero filed.
Nov 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.
Nov 09 2020Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.
Nov 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.
Nov 24 2020Reply of petitioner United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Jan 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Jan 11 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.
Jan 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.
Feb 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021Petition GRANTED.
Mar 17 2021Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Mar 22 2021Joint 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.
May 27 2021Motion for a further extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
May 28 2021Letter of supplement to request for further extension of time filed.
May 28 2021Motion for a further extension of time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including June 7, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is further extended to and including August 30, 2021.
Jun 07 2021Brief of petitioner United States of America filed.
Jun 07 2021Joint appendix filed. (Statement of cost filed.)
Jun 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Interamerican Institute for Constitutional Rights in support of neither party filed.
Jun 14 2021Informative of Gregorio Igartua not accepted for filing. (July 23, 2021 - not type of document to be submitted electronically).
Aug 21 2021Brief amici curiae of Plaintiff in Ruiz-Aviles v. SSA, et al. filed.
Aug 30 2021Brief of respondent Jose Luis Vaello-Madero filed.
Aug 31 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, United States of America
Sep 02 2021Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Jose Luis Vaello-Madero
Sep 02 2021Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth of Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 03 2021Brief amici curiae of AARP, AARP Foundation, Justice in Aging, National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives filed.
Sep 03 2021Brief amici curiae of The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), et al., filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of Plaintiffs in Peña Martínez v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi and the New Progressive Party filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of The District of Columbia, Guam, and 16 other states and territories. filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of University of Puerto Rico Amicus Justitiae Probono Project filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, et al. filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of National Disability Rights Network, et al. filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Hon. Jenniffer A. Gonzalez Colon, Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of U.S. Citizens for Equal Protection, Inc. filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Products Association of Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Senate of Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of League of United Latin American Citizens filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Diálogo Por Puerto Rico filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, et al. filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of Public Benefits Scholars filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Virgin Islands Bar Association filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amici curiae of Puerto Rico House of Representatives filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Sep 07 2021Brief amicus curiae of Members of the Congressional Shadow Delegation of Puerto Rico filed. (Distributed)
Sep 08 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
Sep 21 2021CIRCULATED
Sep 29 2021Reply of petitioner United States of America filed. (Distributed)
Oct 22 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Gregorio Igartua.
Nov 08 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Gregorio Igartua DENIED.
Nov 09 2021Argued. For petitioner: Curtis E. Gannon, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Hermann Ferré, New York, N. Y.