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Docket for 08-22
No. 08-22
Title:
Hugh M. Caperton, et al., Petitioners
v.
A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.
Docketed:July 3, 2008
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  Case Nos.:(33350)
  Decision Date:April 3, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 2 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 4, 2008)
Jul 14 2008 Consent to the filing of any amicus briefs received from the counsel for the petitioners .
Jul 22 2008 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 3, 2008.
Aug 1 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed.
Aug 1 2008 Brief amici curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, et al. filed.
Aug 4 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Appellate Lawyers Association filed.
Aug 4 2008 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Aug 4 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Committee for Economic Development filed.
Aug 15 2008 Supplemental brief of petitioners Hugh M. Caperton, et al. filed.
Sep 3 2008 Brief of respondents A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Sep 16 2008 Reply of petitioners Hugh M. Caperton, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 17 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2008.
Oct 14 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2008.
Oct 27 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2008.
Nov 3 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2008.
Nov 10 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2008.
Nov 14 2008 Petition GRANTED.
Dec 3 2008 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners.
Dec 8 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
Dec 17 2008 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the respondent.
Dec 29 2008 Joint appendix filed. ( two volumes.) (Statement of costs filed)
Dec 29 2008 Brief of petitioners Hugh M. Caperton, et al. filed.
Jan 2 2009 Brief amici curiae of 27 Former Chief Justices and Justices filed.
Jan 2 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amici curiae of Conference of Chief Justices in Support of Neither Party filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amici curiae of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, et al. filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amici curiae of Justice at Stake, et al. filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amici curiae of Center for Political Accountability, et al. filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Academy of Appellate Lawyers filed.
Jan 5 2009 Brief amici curiae of Committee for Economic Development, et al. filed.
Jan 9 2009 CIRCULATED.
Jan 27 2009 Record received from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. (13 boxes)
Jan 28 2009 Brief of respondents A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Brief amicus curiae of James Madison Center for Free Speech filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Competitive Politics filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of Ronald D. Rotunda, and Michael R. Dimino filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Brief amici curiae of Ten Current and Former State Chief Justices and Justices filed. (Distributed)
Feb 4 2009 Motion of Alabama, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Feb 9 2009 Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana in support of neither party. (Distributed)
Feb 20 2009 Motion of Alabama, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Feb 20 2009 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by out of time Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana in support of neither party GRANTED.
Feb 24 2009 Reply of petitioners Hugh M. Caperton, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 3 2009 Argued. For petitioners: Theodore B. Olson, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Andrew L. Frey, New York, N.Y.
Mar 4 2009 Motion to file a supplemental brief after argument filed by respondent A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.
Mar 5 2009 Opposition of petitioners to motion of respondents for leave to file supplemental brief filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2009 Motion to file a supplemental brief after argument filed by respondents DENIED.
Jun 8 2009 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Roberts, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion.
Jul 10 2009 MANDATE ISSUED.
Jul 14 2009 Record returned to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Theodore B. Olson Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP(202) 955-8500
    Counsel of Record1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tolson@gibsondunn.com
Party name: Hugh M. Caperton, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Andrew L. Frey Mayer Brown LLP(212) 506-2672
    Counsel of Record1675 Broadway
New York, NY  10019
afrey@mayerbrown.com
Party name: A.T. Massey Coal Company, Inc., et al.
 
C.Thomas Ludden Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer & Garin, PC(248)-593-5000
3910 Telegraph Road, Suite 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
tludden@lipsonneilson.com
Party name: Ronald D. Rotunda, and Michael R. Dimino
 
Lewis F. Powell III. Hunton & Williams LLP(804) 788-8200
951 E. Byrd Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Other:
James Bopp Jr. The Bopp Law Firm(812) 232-2434
1 South 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN  47807-3510
jboppjr@aol.com
Party name: James Madison Center for Free Speech
 
Esmond Phelps Gay Christovich & Kearney LLP(504)-561-5700
601 Poydras Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA  70130-6078
epgay@christovich.com
Party name: Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana in support of neither party
 
Pamela Harris O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5300
1625 Eye Street, N. W.
Washington, DC  20006-4001
pharris@omm.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Stephen M. Hoersting Center for Competitive Politics(703) 894-6800
124 S. West Street
Suite 201
Alexandria, VA  22314
shoersting@campaignfreedom.org
Party name: Center for Competitive Politics
 
Aziz Huq Brennan School for Justice(212) 998-6730
at New York University School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY  10013
Party name: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, et al.
 
Daniel F Kolb Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP(212) 450-4000
450 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY  10017
daniel.kolb@davispolk.com
Party name: Committee for Economic Development
 
Wendy Cole Lascher Lascher & Lascher(805) 648-3228
605 Poli Street
Ventura, CA  93001
Party name: American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
 
William H Neukom American Bar Association(312) 988-5000
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60610
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Kevin C. Newsom Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP(205) 521-8803
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL  35203
knewsom@babc.com
Party name: Alabama, et al.
 
Robert S. Peck Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C.(202) 944-2874
777 6th Street, NW
Suite 520
Washington, DC  20001
robert.peck@cclfirm.com
Party name: American Association for Justice
 
Thomas R. Phillips Baker Botts LLP(512)-322-2565
1500 San Jacinto Center
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX  78701
Party name: Conference of Chief Justices in Support of Neither Party
 
James J. Sample Brennan Center for Justice(212) 998-6703
ar NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas 12th Floor
New York, NY  10013
Party name: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, et al.
 
Karl J. Sandstrom Perkins Coie LLP(202)-628-6600
607 14th Street NW 8th Floor
Washington, DC  20005
ksandstrom@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Center for Political Accountability, et al.
 
H. Thomas Wells Jr. President(312) 988-5000
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60654
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Charles K. Wiggins Wiggins & Masters PLLC(206) 780-5033
241 Madison Avenue North
Bainbridge Island, WA  98110
Party name: 27 Former Chief Justices and Justices
 
Patrick J. Wright 140 West Main Street(989)-631-0900
Midland, MI  48640
Party name: Ten Current and Former State Chief Justices and Justices
 
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 1002
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Justice at Stake, et al.
 
Allison M. Zieve Public Citizen Litigation Group(202) 588-1000
1600 20th St., NW
Washington, DC  20009
azieve@citizen.org
Party name: Public Citizen
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