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United States v. Washington

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-404 9th Cir. Apr 18, 2022
TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether a state workers’ compensation law that applies exclusively to federal contract workers who perform services at a specified federal facility is barred by principles of intergovernmental immunity, or is instead authorized by 40 U.S.C. § 3172(a), which permits the application of state workers’ compensation laws to federal facilities “in the same way and to the same extent as if the premises were under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State.”

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 08 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 14, 2021)
Sep 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 14, 2021 to November 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 15, 2021.
Nov 15 2021Brief of respondents Washington, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 01 2021Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 10 2022Petition GRANTED.
Feb 23 2022Brief of petitioner United States filed.
Feb 23 2022Joint appendix filed.
Mar 15 2022ARGUMENT SET FOR Monday, April 18, 2022.
Mar 15 2022Suggestion of mootness filed by respondents Washington, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 16 2022Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Mar 17 2022Response in opposition to respondents suggestion of mootness filed by petitioner United States. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2022The record from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and available on PACER.
Mar 23 2022CIRCULATED
Mar 23 2022Brief amicus curiae of Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group filed. (Distributed)
Mar 23 2022Reply on suggestion of mootness filed by respondents Washington, et al. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2022Brief of respondents Washington, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 08 2022Reply of petitioner United States filed. (Distributed)
Apr 11 2022Sur-reply in support of suggestion of mootness filed by respondents Washington, et al. (Distributed)
Apr 13 2022Response in opposition to sur-reply in support of suggestion of mootness filed by petitioner United States. (Distributed)
Apr 18 2022Argued. For petitioner: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondents: Tera M. Heintz, Deputy Solicitor General, Olympia, Wash.