Docket for 07-499
No. 07-499
Title:
Daniel Girmai Negusie, Petitioner
v.
Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Docketed:October 16, 2007
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(06-60193)
  Decision Date:May 15, 2007
  Rehearing Denied:July 17, 2007
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 15 2007 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2007)
Nov 7 2007 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 17, 2007.
Dec 14 2007 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 16, 2008.
Jan 8 2008 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 15, 2008.
Feb 15 2008 Brief of respondent Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General in opposition filed.
Feb 27 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 14, 2008.
Feb 27 2008 Reply of petitioner Daniel Girmai Negusie filed. (Distributed)
Mar 17 2008 Petition GRANTED.
Apr 8 2008 Record received from U.S.C.A. for the 5th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Apr 17 2008 Administrative record received from the Office of the Solicitor General. (1 accordain folder)
Apr 18 2008 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 2, 2008.
May 28 2008 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is further extended to and including June 16, 2008.
May 28 2008 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 15, 2008.
Jun 16 2008 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jun 16 2008 Brief of petitioner Daniel Girmai Negusie filed.
Jun 16 2008 Brief amici curiae of American Jewish Congress, et al. filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amici curiae of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, et al. filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Advocates for Human Rights filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amici curiae of Scholars of International Refugee Law filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees filed.
Jun 23 2008 Brief amici curiae of Human Rights First, et al. filed.
Jul 31 2008 CIRCULATED
Aug 15 2008 Brief of respondent Michael B. Mukasey, Attorney General filed. (Distributed).
Aug 18 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 5, 2008.
Sep 15 2008 Reply of petitioner Daniel Girmai Negusie filed. (Distributed)
Nov 5 2008 Argued. For petitioner: Andrew J. Pincus, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Gregory G. Katsas, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Mar 3 2009 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, and Alito, JJ., joined. Stevens, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Breyer, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Apr 6 2009 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
May 6 2009 Record returned to U.S.C.A. 5thCircuit.
May 6 2009 Record returned to the of the Solicitor General.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
    Counsel of Record1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Daniel Girmai Negusie
Attorneys for Respondent:
Edwin S. Kneedler Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
Party name: Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Other:
Benjamin Casper Attorney at Law, P.A.(651) 271-6661
1059 South Robert Street, Suite 100
West St. Paul, MN  55118
Party name: Advocates for Human Rights
 
Helen Elizabeth Dallam Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees(202)-243-7617
1775 K Street, N.W., Suite 300
Washington, DC  20006
dallam@unhcr.org
Party name: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
 
Mark C. Fleming Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP(617) 526-6909
60 State Street
Boston, MA  02109
mark.fleming@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Scholars of International Refugee Law
 
Charles G. Moerdler Stroock Stroock & Lavan LLP(212) 806-5400
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY  10038
Party name: American Jewish Congress, et al.
 
Eric C. Rassbach Becket Fund for Religious Liberty(202) 349-7214
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC  20007
erassbach@becketfund.org
Party name: Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, et al.
 
Steven H. Schulman Akin Gump Strauss(202)-887-4071
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20036
sschulman@akingump.com
Party name: Human Rights First, et al.