Docket for 04-1034
No. 04-1034
Title:
John A. Rapanos, et ux., et al., Petitioners
v.
United States
Docketed:February 2, 2005
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(03-1489)
  Decision Date:July 26, 2004
  Rehearing Denied:November 2, 2004
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jan 28 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 4, 2005)
Feb 17 2005 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Jerome B. Carr PhD DENIED.
Feb 28 2005 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 4, 2005.
Apr 4 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed.
Apr 4 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 4 2005 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Apr 4 2005 Brief amici curiae of Charles R. Johnson and New England Legal Foundation filed.
Apr 4 2005 Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Apr 15 2005 Reply of petitioners John A. Rapanos, et ux., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 19 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 12, 2005.
Sep 14 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2005.
Oct 11 2005 Petition GRANTED The case is consolidated with No. 04-1384 and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument.
Oct 26 2005 Motion to deconsolidate the cases, or in the alternative, for divided argument filed by petitioners. VIDED.
Nov 1 2005 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners Rapanos. VIDED.
Nov 7 2005 The motion of petitioners to deconsolidate the cases is denied. The motion of petitioners for divided argument is granted to be divided as follows: 20 minutes for petitioners in No. 04-1034; 20 minutes for petitioners in No. 04-1384; 40 minutes for respondents. VIDED.
Nov 17 2005 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' briefs on the merits to and including December 2, 2005. VIDED.
Nov 17 2005 Extension of time within which to file the respondents' briefs on the merits to and including January 13, 2006. VIDED.
Nov 23 2005 Letter from amici curiae Foundation fro Environmental and Economic Progress, et al. proposing to lodge copies of administrative materials. VIDED.
Nov 29 2005 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Dec 1 2005 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Donald Harkins. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Home Builders filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of International Council of Shopping Centers, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of American Petroleum Institute filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Croplife America, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief of petitioners John A. Rapanos, et ux., et al. filed.
Dec 2 2005 Joint appendix filed.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of John J. Duncan, Jr. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Charles R. Johnson, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of American Farm Bureau Federation filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Western Coalition of Arid States filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Attainable Housing Allance filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Pulte Homes, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Mackinac Center for Public Policy filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Alaska, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Waterfront Employers filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Home Builders Association of Central Arizona filed. VIDED.
Dec 2 2005 Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 9 2005 CIRCULATED.
Dec 16 2005 Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Jerome B. Carr PhD. VIDED. (Distributed)
Dec 29 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Calvin H. Johnson filed. VIDED. (Distributed).
Jan 6 2006 Record received from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit. (1 binder)
Jan 12 2006 Brief amici curiae of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2006 Brief amici curiae of Jared M. Diamond, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2006 Brief amicus curiae of City of New York, NY filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Chesapeake Bay Foundation filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Environmantal Law Institute filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of Carol M. Browner, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of American Rivers, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amicus curiae of American Planning Association filed. VIDED. (Distributed.)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of John D. Dingell, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amici curiae of Association of State Wetland Mangers, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amicus curiae of National Mitigation Banking Association filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 13 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2006 Record received from U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit). (3 boxes)
Feb 13 2006 Reply of petitioner John A. Rapanos, et ux., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 17 2006 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Donald Harkins GRANTED.
Feb 21 2006 Argued. For petitioners in No. 04-1034: M. Reed Hopper, Sacramento, Cal. For petitioners in No. 04-1384: Timothy A. Stoepker, Detroit, Mich. For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Jun 19 2006 Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Scalia, J., announced the judgment of the Court, and delivered an opinion, in which Roberts, C.J., and Thomas and Alito, JJ., joined. Roberts, C. J., filed a concurring opinion. Kennedy, J., filed and opinion concurring in the judgment. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Jul 21 2006 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 21 2006 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 6th Circuit.
Jul 21 2006 Record returned to U.S,.D.C. for Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit)
Aug 1 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (07/24/06) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
M. Reed Hopper Pacific Legal Foundation(916) 419-7111
    Counsel of Record930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
mrh@pacificlegal.org
Party name: John A. Rapanos, et ux., et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
Other:
Virginia S. Albrecht Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 955-1500
2200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20037
valbrecht@hunton.com
Party name: Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress, et al.
 
Gus Bloch Bauman 1350 I St., Suite 700(202) 789-6000
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: International Council of Shopping Centers, et al.
 
Lawrence S. Bazel Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP(415) 402-2700
155 Sansome Street
Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA  94104
lbazel@briscoelaw.net
Party name: Western Coalition of Arid States
 
Duane J. Desiderio National Association of Home Builders(202) 866-8200
1201 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: National Association of Home Builders
 
Timothy J. Dowling Community Rights Cousnel(202) 296-6889
1301 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 502
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators
 
John C. Eastman Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence(714) 628-2587
c/o Chapman University School of Law
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
jeastman@chapman.edu
Party name: Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
 
Howard I. Fox EarthJustice(202) 667-4500
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Suite 702
Washington, DC  20036-2212
Party name: American Rivers, et al.
 
Thomas M. France National Wildlife Federation(406) 721-6705
240 North Higgins
Missoula, MT  59802
Party name: Ducks Unlimited, Inc., et al.
 
Francis Edwin Froelich Carroll & Froelich, PLLC(202) 587-4800
919 18th Street, N.W., Suite 901
Washington, DC  20006
froelich@cflaw.us
Party name: National Association of Waterfront Employers
 
Robert R. Gasaway Kirkland & Ellis LLP(202) 879-5000
655 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
robert.gasaway@kirkland.com
Party name: National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation
 
Janice L. Goldman-Carter 4504 Casco Avenue(952) 922-2003
Edina, MN  55424
Party name: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
 
Caitlin Joan Halligan Office of the Attorney General(212) 416-8069
120 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY  10271
Party name: New York, et al.
 
Brian M. Hurley Rackemann Sawyer & Brewster(617) 951-1129
One Financial Center
Boston, MA  02111
Party name: Jerome B. Carr PhD
 
Thomas C. Jackson Baker Botts L.L.P.(202) 639-7700
1299 Pennsylvania, Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20004-2400
Party name: John J. Duncan, Jr.
 
Calvin H. Johnson 727 East Dean Keeton Street(512) 232-1306
Austin, TX  76705
Party name: Calvin H. Johnson
 
Leonard J. Koerner New York City Law Department(212) 356-2500
100 Church Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY  10007
lkoerner@law.nyc.gov
Party name: City of New York, NY
 
Lawrence R. Liebesman Holland & Knight LLP(202) 955-3000
800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20006
lawrence.liebesman@hklaw.com
Party name: National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, et al.
 
Thomas Sayre Llewellyn 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW(202) 237-7291
Suite 32 A
Washington, DC  20016
Party name: American Petroleum Institute
 
Timothy Lynch Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Cato Institute
 
Michael E. Malamut New England Legal Foundation(617) 695-3660
150 Lincoln Street
Boston, MA  02111-2504
michaelmalamut@nelfonline.org
Party name: Charles R. Johnson and New England Legal Foundation
 
Lawrence Charles Marshall Stanford Law School(650) 723-7572
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305
Party name: Carol M. Browner, et al.
 
James E. Nutt 3301 Gun Club Road(561) 682-6253
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
jnutt@sfwmd.gov
Party name: American Farm Bureau Federation
 
Patrick A. Parenteau Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic(802) 831-1627
Vermont Law School
164 Chelsea St., P.O. Box 96
South Royalton, VT  05068
pparenteau@vermontlaw.edu
Party name: Association of State Wetland Mangers, et al.
 
Michael J. Pearce Fennemore Craig(602) 916-5000
3003 North Central Avenue
Suite 2600
Phoenix, AZ  85012-2913
mpearce@fclaw.com
Party name: Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
 
William Perry Pendley Mountain States Legal Foundation(303) 292-2021
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
Party name: Mountain States Legal Foundation
 
Mark A. Perry Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP(415) 393-8200
One Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA  90071
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation, et al.
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Pulte Homes, Inc., et al.
 
William J. Reisdorf 189 E. Big Beaver Rd., # 205(248) 689-6996
Troy, MI  48083-1202
Party name: Donald Harkins
 
Sebastian Rucci 40 The Ledges, , S[uite 3C(330) 707-1182
Poland, OH  44514
SebRucc@gmail.comi
Party name: Attainable Housing Allance
 
Jason C. Rylander Defenders of Wildlife(202) 772-3245
Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20036
jrylander@defenders.org
Party name: Jared M. Diamond, et al.
 
Richard E. Schwartz Crowell & Moring LLP(202) 624-2500
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20004-2595
Party name: Croplife America, et al.
 
Margaret N. Strand Venable LLP(202) 344-4699
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004-1601
Party name: National Mitigation Banking Association
 
Nancy E. Stroud 1900 Glades Road, Suite 251(561) 826-2800
Boca Raton, FL  33431
Party name: American Planning Association
 
Charles M. Tebbutt Law Offices of Charles M. Tebbutt(541) 344-8312
470 West Broadway
Eugene, OR  97401
Party name: Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al.
 
Roderick E. Walston Best Best & Krieger LLP(619) 525-1300
655 West Broadway, Suite 1500
San Diego, CA  92101
roderick.walston@bbklaw.com
Party name: Alaska, et al.
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Environmantal Law Institute
 
Amy J. Wildermuth University of Utah(801) 581-6833
S.J. Quinney College of Law
332 South 1400 East, Rm. 101
Room 101
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
amy.wildermuth@law.utah.edu
Party name: John D. Dingell, et al.
 
Patrick J. Wright 140 West Main Street(989)-631-0900
Midland, MI  48640
Party name: Mackinac Center for Public Policy