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Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on June 25, 2018.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-108 Wash. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the creation and sale of custom floral arrangements to celebrate a wedding ceremony is artistic expression, and, if so, whether compelling their creation violates the free speech clause; and (2) whether the compelled creation and sale of custom floral arrangements to celebrate a wedding and attendance of that wedding against one's religious beliefs violates the free exercise clause.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 04 2017Application (16A961) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 17, 2017 to July 16, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Apr 11 2017Application (16A961) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until July 16, 2017.
Jul 14 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 21, 2017)
Jul 21 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.
Jul 28 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Washington on 08/11/2017
Aug 03 2017Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Curt Freed, et al. on 07/25/2017.
Aug 04 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 20, 2017.
Aug 15 2017Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute, et al. filed.
Aug 16 2017Brief amicus curiae of North Carolina Values Coalition and the Family Research Council filed.
Aug 18 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amici curiae of The Washington State Catholic Conference, et al. filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amici curiae of International Christian Photographers, et al. filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amicus curiae of Legal Scholar Adam J. MacLeod filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, et al. filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Thomas More Society filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amici curiae of The Restoring Religious Freedom Project filed.
Aug 21 2017Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Oct 20 2017Brief of respondent Washington in opposition filed.
Oct 20 2017Brief of respondents Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed in opposition filed.
Nov 08 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Nov 09 2017Reply of petitioners Arlene's Flowers, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 06 2018Supplemental brief of petitioners Arlene's Flowers, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 07 2018Supplemental brief of respondents Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed filed. (Distributed)
Jun 11 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
Jun 13 2018Supplemental brief of respondent Washington filed. (Distributed)
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 25 2018Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, 584 U. S. ____ (2018).
Jul 27 2018MANDATE ISSUED.
Jul 27 2018JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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