Docket for 04-1477
No. 04-1477
Title:
Gary Kent Jones, Petitioner
v.
Linda K. Flowers, et al.
Docketed:May 9, 2005
Linked with 04A817
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Arkansas
  Case Nos.:(04-449)
  Decision Date:November 18, 2004
  Rehearing Denied:January 6, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 22 2005 Application (04A817) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 6, 2005 to May 6, 2005, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Mar 23 2005 Application (04A817) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until May 6, 2005.
May 5 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 8, 2005)
May 16 2005 Waiver of right of respondent Linda K. Flowers to respond filed.
May 18 2005 Waiver of right of respondent Mark Wilcox, Commissioner of State Lands for the State of Arkansas to respond filed.
Jun 7 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2005.
Jun 21 2005 Response Requested . (Due July 21, 2005)
Jul 21 2005 Brief of respondents Linda K. Flowers and Mark Wilcox in opposition filed.
Aug 1 2005 Reply of petitioner Gary Kent Jones filed.
Aug 3 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2005.
Sep 27 2005 Petition GRANTED.
Nov 1 2005 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, January 17, 2006.
Nov 10 2005 Joint appendix filed.
Nov 10 2005 Brief of petitioner Gary Kent Jones filed.
Nov 17 2005 CIRCULATED.
Dec 7 2005 Extension of time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits to and including December 22, 2005.
Dec 15 2005 Brief of respondent Linda K. Flowers filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2005 Record received from Supreme Court of Arkansas. (1 envelope)
Dec 21 2005 Brief of respondent Mark Wilcox, Commissioner of State Lands filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2005 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 22 2005 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jan 6 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Jan 10 2006 Reply of petitioner Gary Kent Jones filed. (Distributed)
Jan 17 2006 Argued. For petitioner: Michael T. Kirkpatrick, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Carter G. Phillips, Washington, D.C.; and James A. Feldman, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Apr 26 2006 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia and Kennedy, JJ., joined. Alito, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
May 30 2006 MANDATE ISSUED.
Jun 13 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (06/05/06) of judgment from Clerk, Supreme Court of Arkansas received.
Jul 17 2006 Record returned to Supreme Court of Arkansas.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Michael T. Kirkpatrick Public Citizen Litigation Group(202) 588-1000
1600 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20009
mkirkpatrick@citizen.org
Party name: Gary Kent Jones
Attorneys for Respondents:
A. J. Kelly Kelly Law Firm(501) 374-0400
    Counsel of RecordP.O. Box 251570
Little Rock, AR  72225-1570
Party name: Linda K. Flowers
 
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
    Counsel of Record1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Mark Wilcox, Commissioner
 
Timothy Gerard Gauger Office of the Attorney General,(501) 682-2007
323 Center St., Suite 200
Little Rock, AR  72201
Party name: Mark Wilcox, Commissioner of State Lands for the State of Arkansas
Other:
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
James A. Feldman Assistant to the Solicitor General(202) 524-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: Gary Kent Jones v. Linda K. Flowers, et al.