|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-628||D.C. Cir.||Nov 3, 2014||Jun 8, 2015||6-3||Kennedy||OT 2014|
Holding: Because the power to recognize foreign states resides in the president alone, Section 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2003 – which directs the Secretary of State, upon request, to designate “Israel” as the place of birth on the passport of a U.S. citizen who is born in Jerusalem – infringes on the executive’s consistent decision to withhold recognition with respect to Jerusalem.
Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 8, 2015. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgement in part and dissenting in part. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Alito joined. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts, and Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 8 2013||Application (13A354) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 21, 2013 to November 20, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Oct 8 2013||Application (13A354) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 20, 2013.|
|Nov 20 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2013)|
|Dec 18 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 22, 2014.|
|Dec 23 2013||Brief amici curiae of Members of the United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives filed.|
|Jan 14 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 21, 2014.|
|Feb 21 2014||Brief of respondent John Kerry, Secretary of State in opposition filed.|
|Mar 3 2014||Reply of petitioner Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky filed.|
|Mar 12 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.|
|Mar 31 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 4, 2014.|
|Apr 7 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.|
|Apr 21 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|May 8 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 15, 2014.|
|May 8 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 22, 2014.|
|Jul 15 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jul 15 2014||Brief of petitioner Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky filed.|
|Jul 17 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Louis Fisher filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of American Jewish Committee filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amici curiae of Anti-Defamation League, et al. filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amici curiae of Members of the United States House of Representatives filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amici curiae of Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, et al. filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Zionist Organization of America filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen, Inc. filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (R.A.) filed.|
|Jul 22 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The United States Senate filed.|
|Sep 4 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, November 3, 2014.|
|Sep 8 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. for the District of Columbia Circuit.|
|Sep 9 2014||Record received from U.S.D.C. of District of Columbia is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Sep 16 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A District of Columbia Circuit is located on PACER. Also record received from U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit. 1-Box|
|Sep 19 2014||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 22 2014||Brief of respondent John Kerry, Secretary of State filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 29 2014||Brief amicus curiae of The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 29 2014||Brief amicus curiae of True Torah Jews, Inc. filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 29 2014||Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 22 2014||Reply of petitioner Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky filed.|
|Nov 3 2014||Argued. For petitioner: Alyza D. Lewin, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.|
|Jun 8 2015||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment in part and dissenting in part. Roberts, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Alito, J., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Alito, J., joined.|
|Jul 10 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jul 15 2015||Record from U.S.C.A. DC Circuit has been returned.|
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