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Virgin America, Inc. v. Bernstein

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-260 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Airline Deregulation Act preempts generally applicable state laws that have a significant impact on airline prices, routes, and services, as the Supreme Court and four circuits have held, or whether it preempts such laws only if they bind an airline to a particular price, route, or service, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has held.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 19 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 22, 2021)
Sep 01 2021Letter of August 27, 2021 from counsel for petitioner received.
Sep 20 2021Brief amicus curiae of Regional Airline Association filed.
Sep 22 2021Brief amici curiae of Georgia, et al. filed.
Sep 22 2021Brief amici curiae of Airlines for America, et al. filed.
Sep 22 2021Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Sep 22 2021Brief of respondents Julia Bernstein, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 06 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.
Oct 06 2021Reply of petitioners Virgin America, Inc., and Alaska Airlines, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 27 2021Rescheduled.
Nov 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/12/2021.
Nov 15 2021The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.