Supreme Court of the United States
Skip Navigation LinksHome | Search Results


Docket for 15-648
No. 15-648
Title:
V. L., Petitioner
v.
E. L., et al.
Docketed:November 17, 2015
Linked with 15A522
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Alabama
  Case Nos.:(1140595)
  Decision Date:September 18, 2015

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 16 2015 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 17, 2015)
Nov 16 2015 Application (15A522) to recall and stay mandate pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by petitioner V.L., submitted to Justice Thomas.
Nov 18 2015 Application (15A532) to recall and stay mandate pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by respondent Tobie J. Smith, Guardian ad Litem, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Nov 19 2015 Response to application (15A522) requested by Justice Thomas. (Due Monday, November 30, 2015, by 4 p.m. EST.)
Nov 19 2015 Response to application (15A532) requested by Justice Thomas. (Due Monday, November 30, 2015, by 4 p.m. EST.)
Nov 25 2015 Consent to filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner
Nov 30 2015 Response to application (15A522) from respondent E. L. filed. VIDED.
Nov 30 2015 Response to application (15A532) from respondent E.L. filed. VIDED.
Dec 1 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent E.L.
Dec 1 2015 Reply of applicant Tobie J. Smith, Guardian ad Litem, as representative of three minor children filed.
Dec 1 2015 Reply of applicant V. L. filed.
Dec 2 2015 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from respondent Tobie Smith, Guardian ad Litem.
Dec 4 2015 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 29, 2015.
Dec 11 2015 Brief of respondent Tobie J. Smith, Guardian Ad Litem in support filed.
Dec 14 2015 Application (15A522) referred to the Court.
Dec 14 2015 Application (15A532) referred to the Court.
Dec 14 2015 Application (15A522) granted by the Court. The applications for recall and stay of the Supreme Court of Alabama�s Certificate of Judgment, in case No. 1140595, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court, are granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the mandate of this Court.
Dec 14 2015 Application (15A532) granted by the Court. The applications for recall and stay of the Supreme Court of Alabama�s Certificate of Judgment, in case No. 1140595, presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court, are granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the issuance of the mandate of this Court.
Dec 15 2015 Letter dated December 15, 2015 received from counsel for petitioner waiving 14-day waiting period for the filing of a reply brief pursuant to Rule 15.5.
Dec 16 2015 Brief amici curiae of Conflict of Laws Professors filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Donaldson Adoption Institute, et al. filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Two Family Law Professors filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, et al. filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, et al. filed.
Dec 17 2015 Brief amici curiae of Family Equality Council, et al. filed.
Dec 21 2015 Brief of respondents E. L. in opposition filed.
Dec 29 2015 Reply of petitioner V. L. filed.
Dec 30 2015 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 27 2016 Record Requested .
Feb 5 2016 Record received from the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The records are SEALED.
Feb 8 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 7 2016 Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Apr 8 2016 MANDATE ISSUED
Apr 8 2016 JUDGMENT ISSUED



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Adam G. Unikowsky Jenner & Block, LLP(202) 639-6041
    Counsel of Record1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001-4412
aunikowsky@jenner.com
Party name: V. L.
Attorneys for Respondents:
S. Kyle Duncan Schaerr l Duncan LLP(202) 714-9492; (202) 787-1060
    Counsel of Record1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20006
kduncan@schaerr-duncan.com
Party name: E. L.
 
Marc A. Hearron Morrison & Forester LLP(202)-778-1663
    Counsel of Record2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 6000
Washington, DC  20006
MHearron@mofo.com
Party name: Tobie J. Smith, Guardian Ad Litem
Other:
Douglas Hallward-Driemeier Ropes & Gray LLP(202) 508-4600
2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
Douglas.Hallward-Driemeier@ropesgray.com
Party name: Conflict of Laws Professors
 
Katherine Keating Bryan Cave LLP(415) 675-3400
560 Mission Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94105-2994
katherine.keating@bryancave.com
Party name: Family Equality Council, et al.
 
James Banks Outman Hester, Outman, LLC(404) 317-3044
P.O. Box 942075
Atlanta, GA  31141-2075
jim@hesteroutman.com
Party name: American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, et al.
 
Marco Johnson Quina Foley Hoag, LLP(617) 832-1000
155 Seaport Blvd.
Boston, MA  02210
mquina@foleyhoag.com
Party name: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, et al.
 
Sean M. SeLegue Arnold & Porter LLP(415) 471-3100
3 Embarcadero Center, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94111
sean.selegue@aporter.com
Party name: Donaldson Adoption Institute, et al.
 
Sarah M. Shalf Emory Law School (404) 712-4652
Supreme Court Advocacy Project
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30322
sarah.shalf@emory.edu
Party name: Thirty-Two Family Law Professors
 
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 501
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional Accountability Center
March 24, 2017 | Version 2014.2