On Tuesday, December 10, and on Wednesday, December 11, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging both days beginning at 9:45. The link for today's live blog is here.
Issue: (1) Whether a federal official’s receipt and review of notice of private action, his exercise of discretion as to whether to invoke agency regulatory powers over such private action, and his decision not to invoke such powers, constitute "agency action" for purposes of Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act, which requires consultation to ensure that federal “agency action” does not exterminate listed species; and (2) whether the federal courts lack jurisdiction over the action in light of changed circumstances.
Letter proposing a lodging of a complaint filed in Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center et al., v. MacWhorter, No.1:12-cv-01800-PA(D.Oregon) filed October 22, 2012, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Dec 6 2012
Response Requested . (Due January 7, 2013)
Dec 14 2012
Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2013.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its December 6 Conference. (As Lyle reported the Court granted one new case from that Conference on Friday afternoon.) On Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will begin live blogging at 9:45. This is the second week of the December sitting; the hearing list for this sitting is here.
Upcoming Oral Arguments
Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio Right of foreign nationals to bring their children into the U.S., or to change their status, when the children have reached the age of twenty-one while waiting on government lists for available visas.
In this eight-part interview, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discusses his background, including: a race for Congress; clerking for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and the value of humility; the confirmation process and the life and work of a federal appeals court judge; understanding the Court, interviewing [...]
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Sigma Delta Chi
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