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SCOTUS Denies Extension of Time to File Cert Petition Involving Transgender Teen - Appellate Practice News

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Posted on: Sep 13, 2016

By Libby Yin Goodknight, Krieg DeVault LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied counsel’s application for a 30-day extension of time to file a certiorari petition in a high profile appeal challenging lower court rulings that would allow a transgender high school student to use the bathroom of his gender identity rather than his biological sex. Counsel sought the extension of time due to “numerous looming deadlines” in a federal case that was going to trial. The one-line denial of the application for extension of time serves as a reminder that, in the Supreme Court anyway, “the responsibility of counsel to litigation in this Court should take precedence, on the assumption that the issue sought to be raised here is of such significance as to call for review by this Court.” Carter v. United States, 75 S. Ct. 911 (1955). Read the full story here.

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