Decided

No. 19-715

Donald J. Trump, et al. v. Mazars USA, LLP, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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Docket Entries

JUDGMENT ISSUED.

Application (20A15) referred to the Court.

Application (20A15) denied by the Court. Justice Sotomayor would grant the application.

Response to application from respondent Donald J. Trump, et al. filed.

Response to application (20A15) requested by The Chief Justice, due Thursday, July 16, by 4 p.m.

Application (20A15) of Committees of U.S. House of Representatives for an order to issue the judgment forthwith, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Roberts, C. J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., and Alito, J., filed dissenting opinions. VIDED.

Argued. For petitioners: Patrick Strawbridge, Boston, Mass.; and Jeffrey B. Wall, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives respondents: Douglas N. Letter, General Counsel, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. VIDED.

Supplemental letter brief of the United States filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Supplemental letter brief of respondents Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Supplemental letter brief of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

The parties and the Solicitor General are directed to file supplemental letter briefs addressing whether the political question doctrine or related justiciability principles bear on the Court's adjudication of these cases. The briefs, not to exceed 15 pages, are to be filed simultaneously with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2020. VIDED.

RESCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. VIDED.

Argument to be rescheduled for May 2020. VIDED.

Reply of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED. VIDED.

ORAL ARGUMENT POSTPONED. VIDED.

Brief amici curiae of Bipartisan Former Members of Congress filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of the District of Columbia filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Constitutional Accountability Center filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former National Security Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Financial Investigation and Money Laundering Experts filed (in 19-760). (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed. VIDED.

Brief amici curiae of Former Senior Department of Justice Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Center for Media and Democracy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The Niskanen Center, Republican Women for Progress, Bill Weld, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Seperation-of-Powers Law Professors filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former Federal Ethics Officials filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of The Lugar Center and the Levin Center at Wayne Law filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former House General Counsels and Former Congressional Staff filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Congressional Scholars filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Boston University Law Professors Sean J. Kealy and James J. Wheaton filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Public Citizen filed. VIDED. (Distributed)

Letter of respondent Capital One Financial Corporation notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed (in 19-760) filed.

Brief of respondents Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives filed. (Distributed). VIDED.

The record of the USCA District of Columbia Circuit is available on PACER.

Record requested from the U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit.

CIRCULATED

Letter of respondent Mazars USA LLP notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)

Application (19A862) to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit is granted by The Chief Justice provided that the brief does not exceed 17,000 words. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida, Inc. filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Victor Williams filed. VIDED.

Amicus brief of Professor Victor Williams not accepted for filing. (February 12, 2020 - Corrected brief to be submitted.)

Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund filed. VIDED. (Also in 19-635)

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of W. Burlette Carter filed. VIDED.

SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. VIDED.

Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed. VIDED.

Application (19A862) to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED

Brief of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed. VIDED.

Joint appendix filed. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Deutsche Bank AG.(in 19-760)

Letter of respondent Deutsche Bank AG notifying the Clerk that it does not intend to participate in these cases filed (in 19-760).

Application (19A773) to file a consolidated petitioners' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, and a consolidated reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit is granted by The Chief Justice provided that petitioners' brief does not exceed 17,000 words and the reply brief does not exceed 8,000 words. VIDED.

Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Donald J. Trump, et al. VIDED.

Application (19A773) to file a consolidated petitioners' brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, and a consolidated reply brief on the merits in excess of the word limit, submitted to The Chief Justice. VIDED.

Because the Court has consolidated these cases for briefing and oral argument, future filings and activity in the cases will now be reflected on the docket of No. 19-715. Subsequent filings in these cases must therefore be submitted through the electronic filing system in No. 19-715. Each document submitted in connection with one or more of these cases must include on its cover the case number and caption for each case in which the filing is intended to be submitted. Where a filing is submitted in fewer than all of the cases, the docket entry will reflect the case number(s) in which the filing is submitted; a document filed in all of the consolidated cases will be noted as “VIDED.” (December 16, 2019).

Petition GRANTED. The application (19A640) for stay presented to Justice Ginsburg and by her referred to the Court is granted, and it is ordered that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, case No. 19-1540, is hereby stayed pending further order of the Court. In addition, the application is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari, and the petition is granted. The cases are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The cases will be set for argument in the March 2020 argument session. VIDED.

Reply of petitioners Donald J. Trump, et al. filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 6, 2020)

Application (19A545) granted by the Court. The application for stay of the mandate presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is granted. The issuance of the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is stayed pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, if such petition is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon. 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 judgment of this Court. If no petition for a writ of certiorari is filed on or before December 5, 2019, by noon, the stay shall terminate.

Application (19A545) referred to the Court.

Reply of applicant Donald Trump, et al. filed.

Response to application from respondent Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives filed.

UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicants and the November 18, 2019 letter received from counsel for respondent the Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives, IT IS ORDERED that the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 19-5142, is hereby stayed pending receipt of a response, due on or before Thursday, November 21, 2019, by 3 p.m. ET, and further order of the undersigned or of the Court.

Letter of respondent Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives received.

Application (19A545) for a stay of mandate pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to The Chief Justice.

Parties

Donald J. Trump, et al., Petitioner, represented by Patrick Strawbridge

Donald J. Trump, et al., Petitioner, represented by William Spencer Consovoy

Capital One Financial Corporation, Respondent, represented by James Alwin Murphy

Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives, Respondent, represented by Douglas Neal Letter

Deutsche Bank AG, Respondent, represented by Pratik Arvind Shah

Mazars USA, LLP, Respondent, represented by Jerry D. Bernstein

Amici Curiae

American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of the District of Columbia, Amicus Curiae, represented by Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

Bipartisan Former Members of Congress, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andre Michel Mura

Boston University Law Professors Sean J. Kealy and James J. Wheaton, Amicus Curiae, represented by Sean Joseph Kealy

Center for Media and Democracy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Amicus Curiae, represented by Andrew J. Goodman

Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by Dennis Grossman

Congressional Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory M. Lipper

Constitutional Accountability Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brianne Jenna Gorod

Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lawrence J. Joseph

Financial Investigation and Money Laundering Experts, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Patrick Chiplock

Former Federal Ethics Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Dwayne Dason Sam

Former House General Counsels and Former Congressional Staff, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Arak Freedman

Former National Security Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Harold Hongju Koh

Former Senior Department of Justice Officials, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rakesh Nageswar Kilaru

Foundation for Moral Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew James Clark

Professor Victor Williams, Amicus Curiae, represented by Victor Keith Williams

Public Citizen, Amicus Curiae, represented by Allison M. Zieve

Seperation-of-Powers Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Zachary D. Tripp

The Lugar Center and the Levin Center at Wayne Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by William Bullock Pittard

The Niskanen Center, Republican Women for Progress, Bill Weld, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Gregory Edwin Wolff

United States, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey B. Wall

W. Burlette Carter, Amicus Curiae, represented by Willieta Burlette Carter

 
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