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Holding: When the conduct of the defendant, a Georgia police officer, occurred entirely in Georgia, the mere fact that his conduct affected plaintiffs with connections to Nevada does not authorize jurisdiction over him in Nevada.
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on February 25, 2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Nov 6 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 10, 2012)|
|Nov 30 2012||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 9, 2013.|
|Jan 4 2013||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 24, 2013.|
|Jan 24 2013||Brief of respondents Gina Fiore, and Keith Gipson in opposition filed.|
|Feb 6 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.|
|Feb 6 2013||Reply of petitioner Anthony Walden filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 25 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 1, 2013.|
|Mar 4 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Mar 7 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Mar 12 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the respondents.|
|Mar 25 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 28, 2013.|
|Mar 25 2013||The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 26, 2013.|
|May 28 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs received)|
|May 28 2013||Brief of petitioner Anthony Walden filed.|
|May 31 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Charles W. Adams filed.|
|Jun 3 2013||Brief amici curiae of New England Legal Foundation and Associated Industries of Massachusetts filed.|
|Jun 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Jun 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.|
|Jun 4 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association filed.|
|Jun 4 2013||Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.|
|Jul 26 2013||Brief of respondents Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson filed.|
|Jul 29 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Aug 2 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group filed.|
|Aug 19 2013||CIRCULATED..|
|Aug 20 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, November 4, 2013.|
|Aug 26 2013||Reply of petitioner Anthony Walden filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 24 2013||Record from U.S.C.A for 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Sep 24 2013||Record from U.S.D.C. for District of Nevada is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Oct 7 2013||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Nov 4 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Jeffrey S. Bucholtz, Washington, D. C.; and Melissa Arbus Sherry, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Thomas C. Goldstein, Washington, D. C.|
|Feb 25 2014||Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous court.|
|Mar 31 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the respondents in this case.
Issue: (1) Whether due process permits a court to exercise personal jurisdiction over a defendant whose sole “contact” with the forum state is his knowledge that the plaintiff has connections to that state; and (2) whether the judicial district where the plaintiff suffered injury is a district “in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred” for purposes of establishing venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)(2) even if the defendant’s alleged acts and omissions all occurred in another district.