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Issue:  Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C)

Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

16-658

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

Whether Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) can deprive a court of appeals of jurisdiction over an appeal that is statutorily timely, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 4th, 7th and 10th Circuits have concluded, or whether Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C) is instead a nonjurisdictional claim-processing rule because it is not derived from a statute, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and District of Columbia Circuits have concluded, and therefore subject to equitable considerations such as forfeiture, waiver and the unique-circumstances doctrine.

DECISION

Awaiting Oral Arguments

CERTIORARI STAGE

Granted February 27, 2017

Certiorari Stage Documents
      Brief in Opposition (pdf download)
Petition for Certiorari (pdf download)
Petitioner's Reply (pdf download)

PROCEEDING BELOW

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Decided August 31, 2016
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