|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-311||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
Issues: (1) Whether the discretionary-function exception of the Federal Tort Claims Act shields the government from suit whenever a government agent fails to fulfill a mandatory duty that applies only in certain circumstances, on the theory that the agent must have determined those circumstances did not exist; and (2) whether the discretionary-function exception shields a government agent’s undisputed failure to exercise discretion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 27 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 30, 2021)|
|Sep 15 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 30, 2021 to November 1, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 16 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 1, 2021.|
|Nov 01 2021||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Nov 15 2021||Reply of petitioner Carrie S. Willis, Individually and as Trustee of the Trust of James C. and Norma D. Willis filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 16 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.|
|Dec 06 2021||Petition DENIED.|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
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Here is Sotomayor's brief order in the clash between Yeshiva University and a student Pride Alliance.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."