[Pharmwaste] Re: Still waiting for SC announcement

Prange, Paul Paul.Prange at sanjoseca.gov
Tue Feb 3 11:28:43 EST 2015


Rule 37. Brief for an Amicus Curiae | LII / Legal Information Institute
1. An amicus curiae brief that brings to the attention of the Court relevant matter not already brought to its attention by the parties may be of considerable help to the Court. An amicus curiae brief that does not serve this purpose burdens the Court, and its filing is not favored. An amicus curiae brief may be filed only by an attorney admitted to practice before this Court as provided in Rule 5.
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My brief read of this indicates these are supporting motions filed to cover areas not in the original filing,  link is included.

Paul Prange

Environmental Services Specialist

City of San Jose

Watershed Protection

Pollution Prevention

(408) 793-5325

From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us <pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us> on behalf of Seery, Scott, Env. Health <scott.seery at acgov.org>
Sent: Monday, February 2, 2015 9:12 AM
To: 'Ed Gottlieb'; pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] RE: Still waiting for SC announcement

There are new statements on this SCOTUS page regarding the writ:

Jan 28 2015

Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Washington Legal Foundation, et al. .

Jan 28 2015

Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.

I am not sure what to make from this, or whether it means the case was taken up.


From: pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Ed Gottlieb
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 11:02 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Still waiting for SC announcement

I phoned the U.S. Supreme Court and learned that today was the estimated decision day.  That still may turn out to be accurate.  The staff have no way of knowing exactly when the Justices will make the announcement that they will hear the Alameda case or let the District court decision stand.

By the way, I have heard the argument that the best outcome would be for the court to hear the case and uphold the law.  That precedent would do more to prevent future legal challenges to similar laws than if they simply let the lower court ruling stand.

If you want to be one of the first to know what they decide, check this link regularly:


Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381
fax: (607) 273-8433
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