The Supreme Court’s case distribution schedule identifies the dates on which petitions for writs of certiorari, along with corresponding briefs in opposition, amicus briefs and reply briefs, will be distributed (sent upstairs to chambers) to the justices. It also identifies the dates on which those petitions are scheduled to be considered (reviewed) by the justices [...]
Yamada Cert Reply Brief, Filed on October 30, 2015.
A haze of confusion often envelops Supreme Court filers attempting to analyze the Court’s distribution schedule to determine their reply brief’s due date. After a brief in opposition has been filed, counsel for the petitioner may (but is not required to) file a reply brief to address issues raised by the respondent. Most attorneys’ [...]
The merits reply brief in City of Ontario v. Quon, No. 08-1332, was filed yesterday. The brief can be viewed here.