Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1059 3d Cir. Dec 3, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Apr 16, 2013 5-4 Thomas OT 2012

Holding: Because respondent had no personal interest in representing putative, unnamed claimants, nor any other continuing interest that would preserve her suit from mootness, her suit was appropriately dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.

Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on April 16, 2013. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg, Justice Breyer, and Justice Sotomayor joined.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 9 2011Application (11A570) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 18, 2012 to February 17, 2012, submitted to Justice Alito.
Dec 13 2011Application (11A570) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 17, 2012.
Feb 17 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 28, 2012)
Mar 12 2012Waiver of right of respondent Laura Symczyk to respond filed.
Mar 21 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2012.
Mar 21 2012Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar. (Distributed)
Mar 21 2012Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. (Distributed)
Mar 28 2012Response Requested . (Due April 27, 2012)
Apr 24 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 25, 2012.
May 25 2012Brief of respondent Laura Symczyk in opposition filed.
Jun 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 21, 2012.
Jun 5 2012Reply of petitioner Genesis HealthCare Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 25 2012Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. GRANTED.
Jun 25 2012Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar GRANTED.
Jun 25 2012Petition GRANTED.
Jul 17 2012The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 30, 2012.
Jul 17 2012The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including October 19, 2012.
Jul 24 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Aug 30 2012Brief of petitioners Genesis HealthCare Corporation, et al. filed.
Aug 30 2012Joint appendix filed. (Statement of Costs)
Sep 4 2012Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Sep 6 2012Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Sep 6 2012Brief amicus curiae of ACA International filed.
Sep 6 2012Brief amicus curiae of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar filed.
Sep 6 2012Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed.
Sep 14 2012SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, December 3, 2012.
Sep 14 2012CIRCULATED
Oct 1 2012Record from U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of Pennsylvania is electronic.
Oct 1 2012Record from U.S.C.A. for 3rd Circuit is electronic.
Oct 17 2012Brief amicus curiae of the United States supporting affirmance filed. (Distributed)
Oct 19 2012Brief of respondent Laura Symczyk filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Oct 26 2012Brief amici curiae of Scholars Stephen B. Burbank, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2012Brief amicus curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2012Brief amici curiae of The Impact Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2012Brief amici curiae of Service Employees International Union, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 26 2012Brief amici curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 13 2012Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Nov 16 2012Reply of petitioners Genesis HealthCare Corporation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2012Argued. For petitioners: Ronald Mann, New York, N. Y. For respondent: Neal Kumar Katyal, Washington, D. C.: and Anthony A. Yang, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Apr 16 2013Judgment REVERSED. Thomas, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, and Alito, JJ., joined. Kagan, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.
May 20 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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