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Docket Number15-1248
Term2016
Full NameMcLane Company, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Short NameMcLane Company, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
PetitionerMcLane Company, Inc.
RespondentEqual Employment Opportunity Commission
Date Argued (Reargued)Feb. 21, 2017
Date DecidedApril 3, 2017

Question Presented

1. Whether a district court's decision to quash or enforce an EEOC subpoena should be reviewed de novo, which only the Ninth Circuit does, or should be reviewed deferentially, which eight other circuits do, consistent with this Court's precedents concerning the choice of standards of review. 2. Whether the Ninth Circuit's decision to enforce an EEOC subpoena, depending upon a notion of relevance so broad that it effectively abrogates statutory limits on the EEOC's investigative powers, conflicts with EEOC v. Shell Oil, 466 U.S. 54 (1984) and the holdings of at least three other circuits. LIMITED TO QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE PETITION. ORDER OF NOVEMBER 8, 2016: STEPHEN B. KINNAIRD, ESQUIRE, OF WASHINGTON, D. C., IS INVITED TO BRIEF AND ARGUE THIS CASE, AS AMICUS CURIAE, IN SUPPORT OF THE POSITION THAT A DISTRICT COURT’S DECISION TO QUASH OR ENFORCE AN EEOC SUBPOENA IS SUBJECT TO DE NOVO REVIEW. BRIEFS OF OTHER AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF THE JUDGMENT BELOW ARE TO BE FILED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE FILING OF THE BRIEF OF COURT-APPOINTED AMICUS CURIAE.

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FantasySCOTUS Crowd Prediction {Marshall}+ Algorithmic PredictionFinal SCOTUS Decision
8 Reverse
0 Affirm
8 Reverse
0 Affirm
7 Reverse
1 Affirm

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John G. Roberts, Jr.John G. Roberts, Jr.
75 (R)
Reverse
Anthony M. KennedyAnthony M. Kennedy
58 (R)
Reverse
Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas
53 (R)
Reverse
Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
73 (R)
Affirm
Stephen G. BreyerStephen G. Breyer
80 (R)
Reverse
Samuel A. AlitoSamuel A. Alito
66 (R)
Reverse
Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
81 (R)
Reverse
Elena KaganElena Kagan
87 (R)
Reverse

Case Events

NoDateDescription
29 2017-02-21Argued. For petitioner: Allyson N. Ho, Dallas, Tex. For respondent: Rachel P. Kovner, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. For Court-appointed amicus curiae: Stephen B. Kinnaird, Washington, D. C.
28 2017-02-09Reply of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed. (Distributed)
27 2017-02-08Reply of petitioner McLane Company, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
26 2017-01-23Motion for allocation of argument time GRANTED.
25 2017-01-19Record received from the U.S.D.C. District of Arizona is electronic and located on PACER. Also received are SEALED documents that are electronic.
24 2017-01-17Motion for allocation of argument time filed by respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
23 2017-01-17CIRCULATED.
22 2017-01-13Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
21 2017-01-10Brief of Stephen B. Kinnaird Court-appointed amicus curiae defending the judgment below filed.
20 2016-12-30Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
19 2016-12-22SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
18 2016-12-14Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed.
17 2016-11-21Brief amici curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council, et al. filed.
16 2016-11-21Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
15 2016-11-18Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or neither party from counsel for the respondent.
14 2016-11-14Joint appendix filed. Volumes I & II (Statement of costs filed)
13 2016-11-14Brief of petitioner McLane Company, Inc. filed.
12 2016-11-14The brief of the Court-appointed amicus curiae is to be filed on or before January 10, 2017.
11 2016-11-08Stephen B. Kinnaird, Esquire, of Washington, D.C., is invited to brief and argue this case, as amicus curiae, in support of the position that a district court's decision to quash or enforce an EEOC subpoena is subject to de novo review. Briefs of other amici curiae in support of the judgment below are to be filed within 7 days of the filing of the brief of Court-appointed amicus curiae.
10 2016-11-02Letter from counsel for the respondent filed.
9 2016-10-27Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
8 2016-09-29Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
7 2016-07-20Reply of petitioner McLane Company, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
6 2016-07-20DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
5 2016-07-06Brief of respondent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in opposition filed.
4 2016-06-07Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 6, 2016.
3 2016-05-06Brief amicus curiae of Equal Employment Advisory Council filed.
2 2016-04-26Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 6, 2016.
1 2016-04-04Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 6, 2016)

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Allyson N. HoMcLane Company, Inc.Counsel of RecordMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1717 Main Street, Suite 3200 Dallas, TX 75201-7347 allyson.ho@morganlewis.com(214) 466-4000petitioner
Andrew M. JacobsMcLane Company, Inc.AmicusSnell & Wilmer, L.L.P. One South Church Ave., Suite 1500 Tucson, AZ 85701 ajacobs@swlaw.com(520) 882-1207petitioner
Evan A. YoungLaw ProfessorsAmicusBaker Botts LLP 98 San Jacinto Boulevard Suite 1500 Austin, TX 78701-4078 evan.young@bakerbotts.com(512) 322-2506other
Jeffrey B. WallEqual Employment Opportunity CommissionCounsel of RecordActing Solicitor General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530-0001 SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov(202) 514-2217respondent
Michael Patrick BrackenEqual Employment Advisory CouncilAmicusNT Lakis, LLP 1501 M St., N.W. Washington, DC 20005 mpbracken@ntlakis.com(202) 629-5608other
Rachel Peter KovnerEqual Employment Opportunity CommissionAmicus950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20530 rachel.kovner@usdoj.gov(202) 514-8469respondent
Stephen B. KinnairdCourt-appointed amicus curiae defending the judgment belowCounsel of RecordPaul Hastings LLP 875 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 stephenkinnaird@paulhastings.com(202) 551-1700respondent
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