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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Lattimore v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 24, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1092 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit erred when, in direct conflict with the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, it held that the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act shields the government from liability for negligence that results when the failure to follow objective, scientific principles causes a decision maker to forgo action resulting in harm to persons or property.

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 7 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 8, 2013)
Mar 20 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Apr 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 8, 2013.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of State of Louisiana, et al. filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors of Law, and Public Interest Environmental Leaders filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of Concerned Scientists, Engineers, and Academics filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., et al. filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of Members of Congress filed.
Apr 30 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 24, 2013.
May 24 2013Brief of respondents United States, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 4 2013Reply of petitioners Kent Lattimore, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 24 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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