Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. v. United StatesPending petition
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.
Issue: (1) Whether a statute that denies a government benefit based on a recipient’s failure to express support for a proposed course of government action, is subject to, and survives, strict scrutiny under the First Amendment; and (2) whether, to successfully defend a viewpoint-discriminatory statute subject to intermediate scrutiny under Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission, the government must prove that non-discriminatory measures would fail to satisfy the government's interests.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|Mar 12 2014||Application (13A927) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 3, 2014 to May 2, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Mar 13 2014||Application (13A927) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until May 2, 2014.|
|May 2 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 13, 2014)|
|Jun 3 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 14, 2014.|
|Jul 14 2014||Brief of the Federal Respondents in opposition filed.|
|Jul 14 2014||Brief of respondents American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jul 29 2014||Reply of petitioners Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., et al. filed.|
|Jul 30 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.|