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Abelesz v. OTP Bank, 692 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2012)

Appellant's Jurisdictional Memorandum
Appellant's Jurisdictional Reply

Abelesz v. OTP Bank, 692 F.3d 638 (7th Cir. 2012)

Appellant's Brief
Reply Brief

Ackerley Communications v. City of Cambridge, 135 F.3d 210 (1st Cir. 1998)

Appellant's Opening Brief

Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 133 S. Ct. 2552 (2013)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for Respondent Birth Father

Agrium Inc. v. Minn-Chem, Inc., ---S. Ct.---, 2013 WL 3790907 (July 22, 2013)

Petition for Certiorari

Alexander v. Lewis, 133 S. Ct. 933 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

AmChem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591 (1997)

Brief for Petitioners

American Isuzu Motors, Inc. v. Ntsebeza, 553 U.S. 1028 (2008)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply brief

American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. Wisconsin, 556 N.W.2d 761 (Wis. Ct. App.), review denied, 560 N.W.2d 274 (1996)

Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellants

ANR Pipeline Company, et al. v. Louisiana Tax Commission, et al., 549 U.S. 822 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2247 (2013)

Amicus Brief in Support of Respondent

Arizona v. Okun, No. 13-436 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition

Asset Funding Group LLC v. Adams & Reese LLP, No. 09-30524 (5th Cir. Oct. 2, 2009)

Amicus Brief in Support of Neither Party

Astrue v. Capato, 132 S. Ct. 2021 (2012)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for the Respondent

AT&T Mobility LLC v. Shorts, 129 S. Ct. 2826 (2009) (order)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

ATA v. Michigan Public Service Commission, 545 U.S. 429 (2005)

Brief for the petitioners

Autor v. Pritzker, No. 12-5379 (D.C. Cir. 2014) (rev’d and remanded)

Opening Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants

Banco del Atlantico v. Alfred Max Stauder , 519 F.3d 350 (7th Cir. 2008)

Brief for Defendants-Appellees

Bandi v. Becnel, 133 S. Ct. 845 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 544 U.S. 1012 (2005)

Petition for Certiorari

BASF Corp. v. Peterson, 549 U.S. 1047 (2006)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Bernacki v. Connecticut, 133 S. Ct. 1804 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

BlackRock Financial Management Inc. v. Segregated Account of Ambac Assur. Corp., 673 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2012)

Petition for permission to appeal
Reply in support of petition for permission to appeal
Opening brief
Reply brief

Boeing Co. v. United States, 535 U.S. 1094 (2002)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners (cert stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners (merits stage)

Bond v. Atkinson, ---F.3d---, 2013 WL 4511469 (7th Cir. Aug. 26, 2013)

Plaintiff-Appellee's Answering Brief

Brooks v. Vassar, 550 U.S. 934 (2007)

Cert Petition

Brown v. Shaw, No. 13-897 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition

Buonora v. Coggins, 131 S. Ct. 995 (2011) (Mem.)

Brief in Opposition

Butts v. Hall, 133 S. Ct. 1805 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

Capato v. Commissioner of Social Security, 532 Fed. App'x 251 (2013)

Supplemental Reply Brief

Carr v. United States, 130 S. Ct. 2229 (2010)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief

Cassens Transp. Co. v. Brown, 130 S. Ct. 795 (2009) (order)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Cassens Transport Co. v. Brown, 2013 WL 1285322 (U.S.) (mem.)

Petition for A Writ of Certiorari
Reply in Support of Petition for A Writ of Certiorari

Caterpillar, Inc. v. Lewis, 519 U.S. 61 (1996)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief for the Petitioner

Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Heinz, 541 U.S. 739 (2004)

Brief in Opposition
Supplemental Brief for the Respondents
Brief for the Respondents

Chavez v. Nestlé USA, Inc., 2013 WL 857599 (9th Cir. 2013)

Answering Brief for Defendant-Appellee

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 130 S.Ct. 2971 (2010)

Amicus Brief (merits)

City of Hugo v. Buchanan, 132 S. Ct. 1744 (2012)

Amicus Brief

City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S.Ct. 2619 (2010)

Amicus Brief (merits)

City of Reno v. Conn, 131 S. Ct. 1812 (2011)

Brief in Opposition
Supplemental Brief of Respondents

Commonwealth of Virginia ex rel. Cuccinelli v. Sebelius, 656 F.3d 253 (4th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

Concrete Works of Colorado v. City of Denver, 540 U.S. 1027 (2003)

Brief in Opposition

Conn v. City of Reno, 658 F.3d 897 (9th Cir. 2011)

Appellants' Supplemental Brief

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride, 131 S. Ct. 2630 (2011)

Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioner (Merits Stage)

Dean v. United States of America, 516 U.S. 1184 (1996) (order)

Brief in Opposition

Deemer v. Beard, No. 13-1986 (3d Cir.) (pending)

Brief of Appellant
Appellant’s Reply

Deemer v. Beard, No. 13-1153 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Defenders of Wildlife v. Chertoff, 554 U.S. 918 (2008) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

Depee v. Mahach-Watkins, 131 S. Ct. 898 (2011) (Mem.)

Brief in Opposition

DePierre v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 2225 (2011)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Reply Brief (merits stage)
Brief for Petitioner

DPWN Holdings (USA), Inc. v. United Airlines, Inc., No. 12-4867 (2d Cir.) (pending)

Opening Brief for Appellants

DPWN Holdings v. United Airlines, No. 12-3192 (2d Cir. pending)

Petition for Interlocutory Appeal
Reply in Support of Petition for Interlocutory Appeal

Eastside Vend Distributors, Inc. v. The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., 913 A.2d 50 (2006)

Brief for Respondent

Empress Casino Joliet Corp. v. Giannoulias, 129 S. Ct. 2764 (2009) (Mem.)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Faulkner v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 761 (2011) (Mem.)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief
Supplemental Brief

Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, 129 S. Ct. 788 (2009)

Brief for Petitioners
Reply Brief for Petitioners

Florida ex rel. Att'y Gen. v. US Dep't of Health and Human Servs., 648 F.3d 1235 (11th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Brief

Fulton Corp. v. Faulkner, 516 U.S. 325 (1996)

Brief of Respondent

George v. Edholm, 2010 WL 5135336 (9th Cir. Dec. 17, 2010)

Appellant's Replacement Brief
Appellant's Reply Brief

George v. Edholm, (9th Cir. No. 11-57075) (pending)

Opening brief
Reply Brief

Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America v. Garamendi, 400 F.3d 803 (9th Cir. 2005)

Opening Brief
Reply Brief

Golphin v. Florida, 128 S. Ct. 40 (2007) (mem.) (order)

Cert Petition
Reply Brief (cert stage)

Gonzalez v. Arizona, 624 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. 2010), aff'd on en banc rehearing, 677 F.3d 383 (9th Cir. 2012)

Brief for Amici Curiae

Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, No. 13-1211 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief

Harbison v. Bell, 556 U.S. 180 (2009)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits)

Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., 127 S. Ct. 2553 (2007)

Respondents' Brief

Holder v. Martinez Gutierrez, 132 S. Ct. 2011 (2012)

Respondent Sawyers' Brief in Opposition
Brief for Respondent Sawyers

Honda Motor Co. v. Oberg, 512 U.S. 415 (1994)

Brief of Petitioners

Horne v. Coughlin, 528 U.S. 1052 (1999) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, 517 F.3d 76; 517 F.3d 129 (2d Cir. 2008)

Appellee's Brief on the Government Contractor Defense
Supplemental Brief for Defendants-Appellees
Appellee's Brief on Removal
Brief in Opposition (Government Contractor Defense)
Brief in Opposition (Removal)

In re: Potash Antitrust Litigation (II), No. 10-8007 (7th Cir. 2010) (petition granted in an unpublished order)

Petition for Interlocutory Appeal
Reply in support of Petition for Interlocutory Appeal

Jackson v. Segwick Claims Management Services, Inc., 699 F. 3d 466 (6th Cir. 2012), rehearing en banc granted, opinion vacated Jan. 18, 2013

Amicus brief

Jefferson County School District R-1 v. Elizabeth, 133 S. Ct. 2857 (2013)

Brief in Opposition

Jogi v. Voges, 425 F.3d 367 (7th Cir. 2005)

Appellant's Brief
Reply Brief

Keith v. Koerner, 707 F.3d 1185 (10th Cir. 2013)

Plaintiff-Appellee's Answering Brief

Kiehle v. County of Cortland, 133 S. Ct. 1582 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief

Kinder v. Geithner, 695 F.3d 772 (8th Cir. 2012)

Amicus Curiae Brief of Constitutional Law Professors

Kircher v. Putnam Trust Funds, 126 S.Ct. 2145 (2006)

Amicus Brief

Liberty Univ., Inc. v. Geithner, 671 F.3d 391 (4th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

Los Angeles County v. Humphries, 131 S Ct. 447 (2010)

Brief for Respondents

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., 132 S. Ct. 1289 (2012)

Brief for Petitioners
Petitioners' Reply Brief

Merrifield v. County Board of Commissioners, 132 S. Ct. 1991 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Dabit, 126 S. Ct. 1503 (2006)

Amicus brief

Metropolitan Transp. Auth. v. New York Magazine, 525 U.S. 824 (1998) (order)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Minn-Chem, Inc. v. Agrium Inc., 657 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 2011), on rehearing en banc, 683 F.3d 84 (7th Cir. 2012)

Brief for Appellants
Reply Brief for Appellants
Answer to Petition for Rehearing En Banc
Supplemental Brief for Appellants

Movsesian v. Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft A.G. , 670 F.3d 1067 (9th Cir. 2012)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Negusie v. Mukasey, 555 U.S. 511 (2009)

Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits)

Newmy v. Johnson, 13-2756 (8th Cir.) (pending)

Brief of Appellant

Nielson v. Ketchum, 2012 WL 1810350 (S. Ct. 2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief

Ninestar Technology Co. v. International Trade Commission , 133 S. Ct. 1656 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioners
Supplemental Brief for Petitioners

NML Capital, Ltd. v. Republic of Argentina, ---F.3d---, 2013 WL 4487563 (2d Cir. Aug. 23, 2013)

Amicus Brief

Norfolk Ry. Co. v. Shanklin, 529 U.S. 344 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Oklahoma Tax Comm'n v. Chickasaw Nation, 515 U.S. 450 (1995)

Brief of Petitioner

Olson v. Halvorsen, 986 A.2d 1150 (Del. 2009)

Answering Brief of Appellees

Palisades Collections LLC v. Shorts, 552 F.3d 327 (4th Cir. 2008)

Petition for Permission to Appeal
Petitioners' Brief on the Merits
Petitioners' Reply Brief on the Merits
Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez, 129 S. Ct. 2277 (2009)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner (cert.stage)
Brief for the petitioner
Reply brief for the petitioner (merits stage)

Poventud v. City of New York, (2d Cir. No. 12-1011) (pending en banc)

Amicus Brief

Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Cent. Pension Fund, No. 12-992 (U.S.) (2013)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert stage)
Brief for Petitioners
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Prods., Inc., 530 U.S. 133 (2000)

Amicus Brief

Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851 (2008)

Petition for certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioners
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Retirement Board v. The Bank of New York Mellon, No. 13-664 (2d Cir.) (pending)

Petition for Permission for Leave to File Interlocutory Appeal
Reply in Support of Petition
Brief of Appellee Cross-Appellant
Reply of Appellee Cross-Appellant

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. Wilhite, 143 S.W. 3d 604 (Ky. Ct. App. 2003)

Brief for Appellant

Ruiz-Turcios v. U.S. Attorney General, 717 F.3d 847 (11th Cir. 2013)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Salem v. Holder, 132 S. Ct. 1000 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief

Schafer v. Astrue, No. 10-1500 (4th Cir. 2011)

Petition for rehearing en banc

Schafer v. Astrue, 132 S. Ct. 2680 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari

Schriro v. Landrigan, 550 U.S. 465 (2007)

Amicus Brief

Seven-Sky v. Holder, 661 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief of Constitutional Law Professors

Shaver v. Siemens Corp., 670 F.3d 462 (3d Cir. 2012)

Petition for Interlocutory Review
First-step brief
Third-step brief

Smith v. Colson, 133 S. Ct. 2763 (2013)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Sole v. Wyner, 551 U.S. 74 (2007)

Amicus Brief

Sprague v. General Motors Corp., 133 F.3d 388 (6th Cir.), cert denied, 524 U.S. 923 (1998)

Opening Brief of Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant
Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellee/Cross-Appellant

State of Arizona v. United States, S. Ct. No. 11-182 (pending)

Amicus Brief (merits)

Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 128 S. Ct. 761 (2008)

Brief for the respondents

Suquamish Indian Tribe v. Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, 131 S. Ct. 414 (2010) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Swezey v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 87 A.D.3d 119 (N.Y. App. Div. 1st Dept. 2011)

Opening Brief
Reply Brief
Opposition to motion for leave to appeal

Swezey v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 19 N.Y.3d 543, 973 N.E.2d 703 (N.Y. 2012)

Answering brief

Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, 133 S. Ct. 2120 (2013)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner
Supplemental Brief for Petitioner
Brief for Petitioner
Reply Brief for Petitioner (merits)

Thomas More Law Center v. Obama, 651 F.3d 529 (6th Cir. 2011)

Amicus Curiae Brief Of Constitutional Law Professors

Thomas v. State of Louisiana, Department of Social Services, 131 S. Ct. 3062 (Mem.)

Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Ray Thornton, 514 U.S. 779 (1995)

Amicus Brief

United States v. Castleman, No. 12-1371 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for Respondent

United States v. Faulkner , 636 F.3d 1009 (8th Cir. 2011)

Petition for Rehearing En Banc

United States v. Jeffries, 134 S. Ct. 59 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief of Petitioner

United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945 (2012)

Amicus Brief (merits)

United States v. Locke, 529 U.S. 89 (2000)

Amicus Brief

United States v. Rodriquez, 128 S. Ct. 1783 (2008)

Brief in Opposition
Brief for the Respondent

United States v. Zepeda, No. 10-10131 (9th Cir.) (pending)

Amicus Brief

UNUM Life Ins. Co. v. Ward, 526 U.S. 358 (1999)

Amicus Brief

Volvo Cars Of North America, LLC v. United States, 571 F.3d 373 (4th Cir. 2009)

Appellants' Brief
Reply Brief

Wachovia Bank, N.A. v. Schmitt, 546 U.S. 303 (2006)

Brief for the petitioner
Reply brief

Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., Inc., 127 S. Ct. 1069 (2007)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief (cert. stage)
Brief for the Petitioner
Reply Brief (merits stage)

Williams v. California Dept. of Corrections & Rehab., 2012 WL 690271 (9th Cir. 2012)

Appellant's Brief
Reply Brief

Wilson v. Flaherty, 133 S. Ct. 2853 (2013)

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Wilson v. Stitts , No. 13-579 (S. Ct.) (pending)

Brief in Opposition

Yang v. Holder, 132 S. Ct. 2772 (2012) (Mem.)

Petition for Certiorari
Reply Brief for Petitioner

Zayed v. Associated Bank, No. 13-3388 (8th Cir.) (pending)

Brief of Appellee
 
 
 
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