|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-254||Tex. App.||Mar 22, 2017||May 22, 2017||8-0||Alito||OT 2016|
Holding: The Hague Service Convention does not prohibit service of process by mail.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on May 22, 2017. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 25 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 28, 2016)|
|Aug 31 2016||Waiver of right of respondent Tara Menon to respond filed.|
|Sep 14 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2016.|
|Sep 22 2016||Response Requested . (Due October 24, 2016)|
|Oct 13 2016||Brief of respondent Tara Menon in opposition filed.|
|Oct 25 2016||Reply of petitioner Water Splash, Inc. filed.|
|Nov 2 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.|
|Nov 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2016.|
|Dec 2 2016||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jan 17 2017||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|Jan 17 2017||Brief of petitioner Water Splash, Inc. filed.|
|Jan 24 2017||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.|
|Feb 3 2017||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, March 22, 2017|
|Feb 3 2017||Record requested from the Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District.|
|Feb 14 2017||Brief of respondent Tara Menon filed.|
|Feb 14 2017||Motion for divided argument filed by petitioner Water Splash, Inc.|
|Feb 21 2017||Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Feb 22 2017||Record received from the Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District. The record is electronic.|
|Feb 22 2017||CIRCULATED.|
|Mar 6 2017||Motion for divided argument filed by petitioner DENIED.|
|Mar 6 2017||Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Mar 13 2017||Reply of petitioner Water Splash, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 22 2017||Argued. For petitioner: Jeremy Gaston, Houston, Tex.; and Elaine J. Goldenberg, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: Timothy A. Hootman, Houston, Tex.|
|May 22 2017||Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which all other Members joined, except Gorsuch, J., who took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
|Jun 26 2017||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Jun 26 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
FWOTSC. You figure that one out.*
h/t to @marinklevy for the story and the always-entertaining threads.
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).