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Docket for 05-259
No. 05-259
Title:
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company, Petitioner
v.
Sheila White
Docketed:August 26, 2005
Linked with 05A59
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(00-6780, 01-5024)
  Decision Date:April 14, 2004
  Rehearing Denied:April 26, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 13 2005 Application (05A59) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 25, 2005 to August 24, 2005, submitted to Justice Stevens.
Jul 20 2005 Application (05A59) granted by Justice Stevens extending the time to file until August 24, 2005.
Aug 24 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 26, 2005)
Sep 8 2005 Waiver of right of respondent Sheila White to respond filed.
Sep 21 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2005.
Sep 22 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed. (Distributed)
Sep 23 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed. (Distributed)
Sep 30 2005 Response Requested . (Due October 31, 2005)
Oct 31 2005 Brief of respondent Sheila White in opposition filed.
Nov 14 2005 Reply of petitioner Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company filed.
Nov 16 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2005.
Dec 5 2005 Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jan 6 2006 Extension of time within which to file petitioner's brief on the merits to and including January 26, 2006.
Jan 9 2006 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 10 2006 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Association of American Railroads filed.
Jan 26 2006 Joint appendix filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief of petitioner Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Human Resource Management and National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amici curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council, and Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of International Municipal Lawyers Association filed.
Jan 26 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 28 2006 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including March 9, 2006.
Mar 6 2006 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 17, 2006.
Mar 9 2006 Brief amici curiae of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, et al. filed.
Mar 9 2006 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Mar 9 2006 Brief amici curiae of National Women's Law Center, et al. filed.
Mar 9 2006 Brief amici curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. filed.
Mar 9 2006 Brief amici curiae of National Employment Lawyers Association, et al. filed.
Mar 9 2006 Brief of respondent Sheila White filed.
Mar 13 2006 Record received from U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit. (1 binder)
Mar 15 2006 Supplemental brief of respondent Sheila White filed. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2006 CIRCULATED.
Mar 17 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Mar 21 2006 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Western District of Tennessee. (1 box)
Mar 23 2006 Letter regarding the Solicitor General's motion from counsel for petitioner received. (Distributed)
Mar 27 2006 Letter regarding the Solicitor General's motion from counsel for respondent received. (Distributed)
Apr 3 2006 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. the time is to be divided as follows: 25 minutes for the petitioner, 25 minutes for the respondent, and 10 minutes for the Solicitor General.
Apr 7 2006 Reply of petitioner Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2006 Argued. For petitioner: Carter G. Phillips, Washington, D.C. For Untied States, as amicus curiae: Gregory G. Garre, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Donald A. Donati, Memphis, Tenn.
Jun 22 2006 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.
Jul 24 2006 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 3 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (07/27/06) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit received.
Aug 4 2006 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for 6th Circuit.
Aug 4 2006 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for Western District of Tennessee.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Carter G. Phillips Sidley Austin LLP(202) 736-8270
1501 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cphillips@sidley.com
Party name: Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
Attorneys for Respondent:
Donald A. Donati Donati Law Firm LLP(901) 278-1004
    Counsel of Record1545 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN  38104
Party name: Sheila White
Other:
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
James B. Coppess American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations(202) 637-5337
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
jcoppess@aflcio.org
Party name: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, et al.
 
Michael  Foreman Civil Rights Appellate Clinic(814) 865-3832
Dickinson School of Law
Pennsylvania State University
Lewis Katz Building 121B
University Park, PW  16802
mlf25@psu.edu
Party name: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al.
 
Gregory G. Garre Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530-0001
Party name: Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company v. Sheila White
 
Douglas B. Huron Heller Huron Chertkof Lerner Simon & Salzman(202) 293-8090
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC  20036-4517
Party name: National Employment Lawyers Association, et al.
 
Deborah J. La Fetra Pacific Legal Foundation(916) 419-7111
3900 Lennane Drive Suite 200
Sacramento, CA  95834
djl@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Maureen E. Mahoney Latham & Watkins LLP(202) 637-2200
555 11th Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
maureen.mahoney@lw.com
Party name: Association of American Railroads
 
Ann Elizabeth Norris Norris Tysse Lampley & Lakis LLP(202) 629-5600
1501 M Street, NW
Washington
Washington, DC  20005
areesman@ntll.com
Party name: Equal Employment Advisory Council, and Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
 
Kevin K. Russell Goldstein & Russell, P.C.(202) 362-0636
5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 404
Washington, DC  20015
kr@goldsteinrussell.com
Party name: National Women's Law Center, et al.
 
Frank Waite Arlington City Attorney's Office(817) 459-6878
Mail Stop #63-0300
P.O. Box 90231
Arlington, TX  76004-3231
Party name: International Municipal Lawyers Association
 
Allan H. Weitzman Proskauer Rose(561) 241-7400
2255 Glades Road
Suite 340 West
Boca Raton, FL  33431
Party name: Human Resource Management and National Federation of independent Business Legal Foundation
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