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Docket for 09-475
No. 09-475
Title:
Monsanto Company, et al., Petitioners
v.
Geertson Seed Farms, et al.
Docketed:October 23, 2009
Linked with 09A254
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(07-16458, 07-16492, 07-16725)
  Decision Date:June 24, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sep 11 2009 Application (09A254) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 22, 2009 to October 22, 2009, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Sep 17 2009 Application (09A254) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until October 22, 2009.
Oct 22 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 23, 2009)
Nov 3 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 23, 2009, for all respondents.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of PhytaGro, LLC filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Dec 23 2009 Brief of respondent Federal Respondents in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2009 Brief of respondents Geertson Seed Farms, et al. in opposition filed.
Dec 30 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2010.
Dec 30 2009 Reply of petitioners Monsanto Company, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 15 2010 Petition GRANTED. The brief of petitioners is to be filed on or before Thursday, February 25, 2010. The brief of respondents is to be filed on or before Thursday, March 25, 2010. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed in accordance with Rule 25.3 of the Rules of this Court. Justice Breyer took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Feb 2 2010 Consent of petitioners to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party filed.
Feb 16 2010 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
Feb 25 2010 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners' briefs on the merits is extended to and including March 2, 2010.
Feb 25 2010 The time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including March 29, 2010.
Mar 1 2010 Brief of petitioners Monsanto Company, et al. filed.
Mar 1 2010 Joint appendix filed (2 volumes). (Statement of costs received.)
Mar 2 2010 Brief of respondent Federal Respondents in support of petitioners filed.
Mar 5 2010 CIRCULATED.
Mar 5 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of American Sugarbeet Growers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Record received from U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 envelope)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 8 2010 Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 12 2010 Record received from U.S.D.C. for Northern District of California
Mar 25 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from the Solicitor General.
Mar 26 2010 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party received from counsel for the respondents.
Mar 29 2010 Brief of respondents Geertson Seed Farms, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 1 2010 Motion for divided argument filed by Federal Respondents in support of petitioners.
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Dinah Bear, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of People of the State of California, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Arkansas Rice Growers Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Cropp Cooperative, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Defenders of Wildlife, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 5 2010 Brief amici curiae of Union of Concerned Scientists, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 16 2010 Motion for divided argument filed by the Solicitor General GRANTED. Justice Breyer took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Apr 20 2010 Reply of petitioners Monsanto Company, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 20 2010 Reply of respondent Federal Respondents in support of petitioners filed. (Distributed)
Apr 27 2010 Argued. For petitioners: Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D. C. For federal respondents supporting petitioners: Malcolm L. Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For respondent Geertson Seed Farms, et al.: Lawrence S. Robbins, Washington, D. C.
Jun 21 2010 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor, JJ., joined. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Breyer, J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Jul 23 2010 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Gregory G. Garre Latham & Watkins, LLP(202) 637-2207
    Counsel of Record555 11th Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
gregory.garre@lw.com
Party name: Monsanto Company, et al.
 
Maureen E. Mahoney Latham & Watkins LLP(202) 637-2200
555 11th Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
maureen.mahoney@lw.com
Party name: Monsanto Company, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Elena Kagan Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Federal Respondents in support of petitioners
 
Michael Li-Ming Wong 3 Embarcadero Center415-315-63000
    Counsel of RecordSan Francisco, CA  94111
Michael.Wong@Ropesgray.com
Party name: Geertson Seed Farms, et al.
 
George A. Kimbrell Center for Food Safety(415) 826-2770
303 Sacramento Street, 2nd Fl.
San Francisco, CA  94111
gkimbrell@icta.org
Party name: Geertson Seed Farms, et al.
 
Malcolm L. Stewart Deputy Solicitor General(202) 514-2201
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
malcolm.l.stewart@usjoj.gov
Party name: Geertson Seed Farms, et al.
Other:
Cory L. Andrews Washington Legal Foundation(202)-588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
candrews@wlf.org
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation, et al.
 
Hope M. Babcock Institute for Public Representation(202) 662-9535
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Suite 312
Washington, DC  20001
babcock@law.georgetown.edu
Party name: Dinah Bear, et al.
 
F. William Brownell Hunton & Williams LLP(202) 955-1500
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20037
bbrownell@hunton.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al.
 
Richard Drury Lozeau / Drury LLP(510)-749-9102
1516 Oak Street Suite 216
Alameda, CA  94501
richard@lozeaudrury.com
Party name: Arkansas Rice Growers Association, et al.
 
Susan S. Fiering Deputy Attorney General(510) 622-2142
1515 Clay Street
20th Floor
P.O. Box 70550
Oakland, CA  94612
Susan.Fiering@doj.ca.gov
Party name: People of the State of California, et al.
 
Kathryn Kusske Floyd Venable LLP(202) 344-4000
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20004
kkfloyd@venable.com
Party name: American Farm Bureau Federation, et al.
 
Jerrold J. Ganzfried Holland & Knight LLP(202) 469-5151
2099 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC  20006
jerry.ganzfried@hklaw.com
Party name: American Sugarbeet Growers Association, et al.
 
Eric R. Glitzenstein Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal(202) 588-5206
1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20009
eglitsenstein@meyerglitz.com
Party name: Defenders of Wildlife, et al.
 
Kevin T. Haroff Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP(202) 783-8400
1155 F Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation
 
Dan Himmelfarb Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
dhimmelfarb@mayerbrown.com
Party name: American Farm Bureau Federation, et al.
 
Allison Michelle LaPlante Lewis & Clark Law School, Earthrise Law Center(503)-768-6894
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Boulevard
Portland, OR  97219
laplante@lclark.edu
Party name: Natural Resources Defense Council, et al.
 
Mary A. Lehman Law Offices of Mary A. Lehman(888) 843-3777
941 Orange Avenue, Suite 531
Coronado, CA  92118
mary@lehmanappeals.com
Party name: PhytaGro, LLC
 
Damien M. Schiff Pacific Legal Foundation(916)-419-7111
930 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
dms@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Deborah A. Sivas Environmental Law Clinic(650)-723-0325
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94306-8610
dsivas@stanford.edu
Party name: Union of Concerned Scientists, et al.
 
Stephanie Tai University of Wisconsin Law School(608) 890-1236
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI  53706
tai2@wisc.edu
Party name: Cropp Cooperative, et al.
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