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 -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Law Debenture Trust Co. v. Charter Communications, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on April 29, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-847 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the court of appeals correctly dismissed these bankruptcy appeals as “equitably moot” despite acknowledging the availability of effective relief and, in conflict with other circuits, by applying a presumption of mootness and reviewing the district court’s mootness determination only for abuse of discretion.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 10 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 11, 2013)
Jan 10 2013Appendix of Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, et al. filed.
Feb 4 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 28, 2013.
Feb 11 2013Brief amici curiae of Bankruptcy Law Professors filed.
Mar 28 2013Brief of respondents Charter Communications, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 28 2013Brief of respondent Paul G. Allen in opposition filed.
Apr 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 10 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 26, 2013.
Apr 10 2013Reply of petitioners Law Debenture Trust Company of New York, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 29 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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