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Sanchez v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-335 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, as the First Circuit alone has held, a lawsuit asserting claims arising out of federal employees’ conduct that is tortious is nevertheless implicitly exempt from the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”), which provides that the United States may be sued and shall be liable for the torts of federal employees acting within the scope of their employment, because the conduct also violates a federal statute, regulation, or policy that does not itself authorize suits for damages.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 23 2012Application (12A96) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 14, 2012 to September 13, 2012, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jul 26 2012Application (12A96) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until September 13, 2012.
Sep 13 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 18, 2012)
Oct 12 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 19, 2012.
Oct 18 2012Brief amici curiae of Municipality of Vieques, et al. filed.
Oct 18 2012Brief amicus curiae of Sierra Club filed.
Nov 6 2012Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 19, 2012.
Dec 12 2012Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 18, 2013.
Jan 18 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 1, 2013.
Feb 1 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Feb 12 2013Reply of petitioners Juanita Sanchez, on Behalf of Minor Child D.R.-S., et al. filed.
Feb 13 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 1, 2013.
Mar 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 18 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 22, 2013.
Mar 25 2013Petition DENIED.
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