|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-530||7th Cir.||Apr 16, 2018||Jun 21, 2018||5-4||Gorsuch||OT 2017|
Holding: Employee stock options are not taxable “compensation” under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act of 1937.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 21, 2018. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 06 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 9, 2017)|
|Oct 26 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 11, 2017.|
|Nov 09 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed.|
|Dec 06 2017||Brief of respondent United States filed.|
|Dec 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.|
|Jan 12 2018||Petition GRANTED.|
|Feb 16 2018||Brief of petitioners Wisconsin Central Ltd., et al. filed.|
|Feb 16 2018||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Feb 23 2018||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 16, 2018.|
|Feb 23 2018||Brief amici curiae of CSX Corporation and Union Pacific Railroad Company filed.|
|Feb 23 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Norfolk Southern Corporation filed.|
|Feb 23 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed.|
|Mar 07 2018||CIRCULATED|
|Mar 19 2018||Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 30 2018||Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit.|
|Apr 02 2018||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 7th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Apr 03 2018||Reply of petitioners Wisconsin Central Ltd., et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 16 2018||Argued. For petitioners: Thomas H. Dupree, Jr., Washington, D. C. For respondent: Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 21 2018||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Gorsuch, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined.|
|Jul 23 2018||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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