January 10, 2017
As we have previously reported, after the Clarke case was remanded by the Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit ruled for the government and upheld the district court’s order enforcing the summonses. Yesterday the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari filed by the parties who were contesting the summonses. The gist of the petition asked the Court to consider whether the district court had abused its discretion in handling the dispute after the remand–a request that is more case-specific than the kinds of issues that would normally be reviewed by the Supreme Court. This order marks the end of the line for the efforts to resist the summonses, and the parties will have to comply.