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Docket for 03-1388
No. 03-1388
Title:
Douglas Spector, et al., Petitioners
v.
Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Docketed:April 5, 2004
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(02-21154, 03-20056 )
  Decision Date:January 12, 2004
  Rehearing Denied:February 10, 2004
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Apr 1 2004 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 5, 2004)
Apr 28 2004 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 6, 2004.
Jun 29 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent
Jul 1 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners
Jul 5 2004 Brief amici curiae of Paralyzed Veterans of America, et al. filed.
Jul 5 2004 Brief amicus curiae of International Council of Cruise Lines filed.
Jul 6 2004 Brief of respondent Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. in opposition filed.
Jul 21 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 27, 2004.
Jul 21 2004 Reply of petitioners Douglas Spector, et al. filed. Distributed.
Sep 28 2004 Petition GRANTED.
Nov 8 2004 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits to and including December 1, 2004.
Nov 8 2004 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including January 24, 2005.
Nov 9 2004 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioners.
Nov 29 2004 Further extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioners brief on the merits to and including December 3, 2004. Respondent's brief on the merits is to be filed on or before January 28, 2005.
Dec 3 2004 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Dec 3 2004 Joint appendix filed.
Dec 3 2004 Brief of petitioners Douglas Spector, et al. filed.
Dec 3 2004 Brief amici curiae of Nine Associations Representing Persons with Disabilities filed.
Dec 3 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Jonathan M. Gutoff filed.
Dec 3 2004 Brief amici curiae of Paralyzed Veterans of America, et al. filed.
Dec 3 2004 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 15 2004 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, February 28, 2005.
Dec 16 2004 CIRCULATED.
Jan 18 2005 Record received from U.S.D.C.- Southern Dist. of Texas (1 box)
Jan 18 2005 Record received from U.S.D.C. - 5th Circuit. (1 box)
Jan 27 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Mediterranean Shipping Company Crociere, S.p.A. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2005 Brief amici curiae of American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2005 Brief amicus curiae of American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 27 2005 Brief amicus curiae of International Council of Cruise Lines filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2005 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Jan 28 2005 Brief of respondent Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. filed.
Jan 28 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States filed. (Distributed)
Jan 28 2005 Brief amici curiae of Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Bahama Maritime Authority filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2005 Motion of Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Bahama Maritime Authority for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Feb 18 2005 Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Feb 18 2005 Motion of Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Bahama Maritime Authority for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Feb 18 2005 Reply of petitioners Douglas Spector, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2005 Argued. For petitioners: Thomas C. Goldstein, Washington, D.C.; and David B. Salmons, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for the United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondent: David C. Frederick, Washington, D.C.; and Gregory G. Garre, Washington, D.C. (for The Bahamas, as amici curiae.)
Jun 6 2005 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Kennedy, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, II-A-1, and II-B-2, in which Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined, an opinion with respect to Parts II-A-2, II-B-1, II-B-3, and III-B, in which Stevens and Souter, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Part III-A, in which Stevens, Souter, and Thomas, JJ., joined. Ginsburg, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Breyer, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part, dissenting in part, and concurring in the judgment in part. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Rehnquist, C.J., and O'Connor, J., joined, and in which Thomas, J., joined with respect to Part I-A.
Jul 8 2005 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Thomas C. Goldstein Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP(202) 887-4060
    Counsel of Record1333 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
tgoldstein@akingump.com
Party name: Douglas Spector, et al.
Attorneys for Respondent:
Thomas H. Wilson Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.(713) 758-2222
    Counsel of Record 1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX  77002-6760
Party name: Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
 
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: Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
Other:
David J. Bederman Emory Law School(404) 727-6822
Supreme Court Advocacy Project
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30321
lawdjb@emory.edu
Party name: American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, et al.
 
Paul D. Clement Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530
Party name: United States
 
Samuel Conte 420 Fifth Avenue(212) 827-1690
New York, NY  10018
Party name: Mediterranean Shipping Company Crociere, S.p.A.
 
R. Ted Cruz Solicitor General(512) 936-1824
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548, MC-059
Austin, TX  78711-2548
Ted.Cruz@aog.state.tx.us
Party name: Texas, et al.
 
Roy T. Englert Jr. Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP(202) 775-4500
1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411
Washington, DC  20006
renglert@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: Chamber of Commerce of the United States
 
Gregory G. Garre Latham & Watkins, LLP(202) 637-2207
555 11th Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
gregory.garre@lw.com
Party name: Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Bahama Maritime Authority
 
Lawrence W. Kaye Kaye Rose & Partners LLP(619) 232-6555
402 W. Broadway
Suite 1300
San Diego, CA
Party name: International Council of Cruise Lines
 
Karen Cale (M) Lockwood Howery Simon Arnold & White LLP(202) 783-0800
1299 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: Nine Associations Representing Persons with Disabilities
 
David B. Salmons Bingham McCutchen LLP(202) 373-6000
2020 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
david.salmons@bingham.com
Party name: Douglas Spector, et al. v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
 
David C. Vladeck Georgetown University Law Center(202) 662-9540
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: paralyzed Veterans of America, et al.
 
David M. Zlotnick Roger Williams University School of Law(401) 254-4614
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI  02809
Party name: Jonathan M. Gutoff

 

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