Docket for 08-328
No. 08-328
Vide 07-1428
Title:
Frank Ricci, et al., Petitioners
v.
John DeStefano, et al.
Docketed:September 11, 2008
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  Case Nos.:(06-4996-cv)
  Decision Date:June 9, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 8 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 14, 2008)
Sep 24 2008 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 13, 2008.
Oct 14 2008 Brief amici curiae of Center for Individual Rights, et al. filed.
Nov 13 2008 Brief of respondent City of New Haven in opposition filed. VIDED.
Nov 21 2008 Reply of petitioners Frank Ricci, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Nov 25 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2008.
Jan 5 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2009.
Jan 9 2009 Petition GRANTED the case is consolidated with No. 07-1428 and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The briefs of petitioners are to be filed on or before Thursday, February 19, 2009. The briefs of respondents are to be filed on or before Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Reply briefs, if any, are to be filed in accordance with Rule 25.3 of the Rules of this Court.
Jan 28 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners. VIDED.
Feb 13 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the respondent City of New Haven. VIDED.
Feb 19 2009 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed) VIDED.
Feb 19 2009 Brief of petitioners Frank Ricci, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 23 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for respondents John De Stefano, et al.
Feb 23 2009 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Feb 24 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Concerned American Firefighters Association, Philadelphia Chapter filed. VIDED.
Feb 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
Feb 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Kedar Bhatia filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of United States supporting Vacatur and Remand filed. VIDED.
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed. VIDED.
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Rights Union filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Bridgeport Firefighters for Merit Employment, Inc. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League in support of neither party filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amici curiae of Joe Oakley, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Police Organizations filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors and Other Academics filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 26 2009 Brief amici curiae of Center for Individual Rights, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Feb 27 2009 CIRCULATED.
Mar 18 2009 Record for the U.S.D.C. for the District of Connecticut is ellectronically filed.
Mar 18 2009 Brief of respondents John DeStefano, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2009 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 2nd Circuit. (1 box).
Mar 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Maryland, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed. VIDED.
Mar 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Society for Human Resource Management filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of International Association of Hispanic Firefighters, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of International Municipal Lawyers Association, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Industrial-Organizational Psychologists filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Opportunity Agenda filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of National Partnership for Women & Families, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amicus curiae of New York Law School Racial Justice Project filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of Asian American Justice Center, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Brief amici curiae of International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Mar 25 2009 Record recevied from U.S.D.C. for the District of Connecticut. (1 box)
Apr 6 2009 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. and the time is divided as follows: 30 minutes to petitioners, 30 minutes to respondents, and 10 minutes to the Solicitor General.
Apr 7 2009 Reply of petitioners Frank Ricci, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Apr 22 2009 Argued. For petitioners: Gregory S. Coleman, Austin, Tex. For United States as amicus curiae: Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Christopher J. Meade, New York, N.Y.
Jun 29 2009 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed a concurring opinion. Alito, J, filed a concurring opinion, in which Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Stevens, Souter, and Breyer, JJ., joined.
Jul 31 2009 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Karen Lee Torre The Pattis Law Firm, LLC(203) 393-3017
    Counsel of Record649 Amity Road
Bethany, CT  06524
ktorre@pattislaw.com
Party name: Frank Ricci, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Christopher J. Meade Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
    Counsel of Record1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
christopher.meade@wilmerhale.com
Party name: John DeStefano, et al.
 
Richard A. Roberts Nuzzo & Roberts, L.L.C.(203)-250-2000
    Counsel of RecordOne Town Center
P. O. Box 747
Cheshire, CT  06410
Party name: John DeStefano, et al.
Other:
Scott M. Abeles Proskauer Rose LLP(202) 416-6800
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 400 South
Washington, DC  20004
sabekles@proskauer.com
Party name: National Association of Police Organizations
 
Elise C. Boddie NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.(212) 965-2200
99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY  10013
eboddie@naacpldf
Party name: New York Law School Racial Justice Project
 
J. Scott Detamore Mountain States Legal Foundation(303) 292-2021
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
detamore@mountainstateslegal.com
Party name: Mountain States Legal Foundation
 
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
 
Stewart I. Edelstein Cohen and Wolf, PC(203) 368-0211
1115 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT  06604
sedelstein@cohenandwolf.com
Party name: Bridgeport Firefighters for Merit Employment, Inc.
 
Vincent A. Eng Asian American Justice Center(202) 296-2300
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: Asian American Justice Center, et al.
 
Samuel Estreicher NYU Supreme Court Litigation Clinic(212) 998-6226
New York Univ. School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
Party name: Society for Human Resource Management
 
Peter J. Ferrara 2011 Freedom Lane(703) 582-8466
Falls Church, VA  22043
peterferrara@msn.com
Party name: American Civil Rights Union
 
Michael L. Foreman Pennsylvania State University, Civil Rights Appellate Clinic(814) 865-3832
329 Innovation Park, Suite 118
University Park, PA  16802
mlf25@psu.edu
Party name: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al.
 
Alan Wayne Foutz Pacific Legal Foundation(916)-419-7111
3900 Lennane Drive Suite 200
Sacramento, CA  95834
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation, et al.
 
David C. Frederick Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
dfrederick@khhte.com
Party name: Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
 
Ankur J. Goel McDermott Will & Emery LLP(202) 756-8000
600 Thirteenth Street NW
Washington, DC  2005
Party name: Opportunity Agenda
 
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States supporting Vacatur and Remand
 
Martin S. Kaufman Atlantic Legal Foundation(914) 834-3322
2039 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY  10538
mskaufman@atlanticlegal.org
Party name: Law Professors and Other Academics
 
Lorence L. Kessler Norris Tysse Lampley & Lakis LLP(202) 629-5600
1501 M Street, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Equal Employment Advisory council
 
Edwin S. Kneedler Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
Party name: Frank Ricci, et al. v. John DeStefano, et al.
 
Marcia L. McCormick 800 Lakeshore Drive(205) 726-4327
Birmingham, AL  2057264927
Party name: International Association of Hispanic Firefighters, et al.
 
Helen Norton University of Colorado School of Law(303) 492-5751
UCB 401
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Helen.Norton@Colorado.edu
Party name: National Partnership for Women & Families, et al.
 
John A. Payton NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.(212) 965-2200
99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY  10013
jpayton@naacpldf.org
Party name: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: International Municipal Lawyers Association, et al.
 
Michael E. Rosman Center for Individual Rights(202) 833-8400
1233 20th St., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC  20036
rosman@cir-usa.org
Party name: Center for Individual Rights, et al.
 
Kevin K. Russell Goldstein & Russell, P.C.(202) 362-0636
5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 404
Washington, DC  20015
kr@goldsteinrussell.com
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Alan M Sager 7801 N. Lamar Street,(512) 476-3891
Ste. A 114
Austin, TX  78752
amsag@mail.utexas.edu
Party name: Kedar Bhatia
 
Austin C. Schlick Assistant to the Solicitor General(410) 576-7291
Maryland Department of Justice
200 Saint Paul Pl.
20th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21202
Party name: Maryland, et al.
 
Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
ishapiro@cato.org
Party name: Cato Institute, et al.
 
Henry C. Shelton III. Adams & Reese, LLP(901)-525-3234
80 Monroe Avenue
Suite 700
Memphis, TN  38103
henry.shelton@arlaw.com
Party name: Joe Oakley, et al.
 
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL  60654
Party name: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund
 
Michael F. Smith The Smith Appellate Law Firm(202) 454-2860
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Ste. 300
Washington, DC  20006
smith@smithpllc.com
Party name: Anti-Defamation League in support of neither party
 
Gregory J. Sullivan Hartsough Kenny Chase & Sullivan(609)-588-9800
3812 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton, NJ  08619
Gregoryjsull@aol.com
Party name: Concerned American Firefighters Association, Philadelphia Chapter
 
Dennis R. Thompson Thompson & Bishop Law Offices(330) 753-6874
946 Kenmore Boulevard
Village of Kenmore
Akron, OH  44314
law@thompsonbishop.com
Party name: International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, et al.