May 26, 2020

Solicitor General Gets Another Extension to File Response to Seila Law’s Cert Petition

The U. S. Supreme Court has given the Solicitor General another extension of the date by which the government must file its response to Seila Law’s petition for a writ of certiorari.  The petition seeks review of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that the CFPB’s single-director-removable-only-for-cause structure is constitutional.  The new extension gives the SG until September 18 to file the government’s response.

The original July 29 deadline for the government’s response was extended to August 28 after the Solicitor General filed a motion asking for the extension in which the SG stated that the government’s response was delayed “because of the heavy press of earlier assigned cases to the attorneys handling this matter.”  In the SG’s letter seeking a second extension until September 18, the SG similarly stated that the extension “is necessary because the attorneys with principal responsibility for preparation of the government’s response have been heavily engaged with the press of previously assigned matters with proximate due dates.”

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