|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state court from certifying a class action, and entering a monetary judgment in favor of the class, where the court permits the use of extrapolation to relieve individual class members of their burden of proof and forecloses the defendants from presenting individualized defenses to class members’ claims.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 13 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 16, 2015)|
|Mar 25 2015||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Apr 8 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 27, 2015.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amicus curiae of The Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. filed. VIDED.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed. VIDED.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amicus curiae of Retail Litigation Center, Inc. filed. VIDED.|
|Apr 16 2015||Brief amici curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. VIDED.|
|Apr 20 2015||Brief of respondents Michelle Braun, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 4 2015||Reply of petitioners Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. filed.|
|May 5 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.|
|May 19 2015||Rescheduled.|
|May 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.|
|Jun 1 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.|
|Mar 22 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2016.|
|Mar 23 2016||Supplemental brief of petitioners Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016.|
|Apr 4 2016||Petition DENIED.|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
Just in: Biden will give remarks on Breyer's retirement today at the White House at 12:30 p.m. EST. Breyer will be in attendance.
Here's our new Breyer banner from @Courtartist. Breyer has always been an avid biker -- even to the point that he took a few spills. In fact, in 1993, when he was first being considered for a SCOTUS vacancy, he met with Bill Clinton while nursing broken ribs from a bike accident.
@Courtartist outdoes himself again with his Breyer retirement banner @SCOTUSblog.