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ASTRUE v. CAPATO

Docket No.: 11-159
Certiorari Granted: 11/14/11
Argued: March 19, 2012
Decided: 05/21/12

Topics:

Due Process, Natural Resources, Social Security Act

PartyNames: Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security v. Karen K. Capato, on Behalf of B. N. C., et al.
Petitioner: Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
Respondent: Karen K. Capato, on Behalf of B. N. C., et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Citation: 631 F.3d 626

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
v.
Karen K. Capato, on Behalf of B. N. C., et al.
Question Presented:

Whether a child who was conceived after the death of a biological parent, but who cannot inherit personal property from that biological parent under applicable state intestacy law, is eligible for child survivor benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.

Question:

Are Karen K. Capato’s twins - conceived by in vitro fertilization after their biological father’s death - “child(ren)” under Title II of the Social Security Act?

ASTRUE v. CAPATO
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/19/12

Listen to Oral Argument in ASTRUE v. CAPATO
Holding: REVERSED AND REMANDED
Opinion By:

ASTRUE v. CAPATO
Case Documents

1ASTRUE v. CAPATO Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2Opinion in ASTRUE v. CAPATO
3ASTRUE v. CAPATO Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
4ASTRUE v. CAPATO Oral Argument Audio (March 19, 2012)
5ASTRUE v. CAPATO Oral Argument Audio
6BRIEF FOR THE PETITIONER
7REPLY BRIEF
8BRIEF FOR THE RESPONDENT
9BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CANCER LEGAL RESOURCE CENTER OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS LEGAL CENTER IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
10AMICUS BRIEF OF JENNIFER LAHL, KATHLEEN SLOAN, KATHLEEN R. LABOUNTY, STEPHANIE BLESSING, AND ANTHONY J. CARUSO, M.D., IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
11BRIEF OF NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMANTS REPRESENTATIVES AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS