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Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1094 Ok. Not Argued Nov 4, 2013 TBD Per Curiam OT 2013

Issue: Whether the Oklahoma Supreme Court erred in holding – without analysis or discussion – that the Oklahoma law requiring that abortion-inducing drugs be administered according to the protocol described on the drugs’ FDA-approved labels is facially unconstitutional under Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Pursuant to the Revised Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, Okla. Stat., Tit. 20, §1601 et seq. (West 2002), respectfully certifies to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma the following question: Whether H.B. No. 1970, Section 1, Chapter 216, O.S.L. 2011 prohibits: (1) the use of misoprostol to induce abortions, including the use of misoprostol in conjunction with mifepristone according to a protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration; and (2) the use of methotrexate to treat ectopic pregnancies. Further proceedings in this case are reserved pending receipt of a response from the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

Judgment: Dismissed as improvidently granted. in a per curiam opinion on November 4, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 4 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 8, 2013)
Mar 26 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 1 2013Waiver of right of respondents Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 5 2013Brief amici curiae of Women and Families Hurt by RU-486 filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of Family Research Council, and Alliance Defending Freedom filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, Inc. filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amicus curiae of Dr. John Thorp, M.D., et al. filed.
Apr 8 2013Brief amici curiae of 79 Oklahoma Legislators filed.
Apr 16 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
Apr 22 2013Response Requested . (Due May 22, 2013)
May 16 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 28, 2013.
May 28 2013Brief of respondents Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. in opposition filed.
Jun 3 2013Reply of petitioners Terry Cline, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.
Jun 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.
Jun 27 2013Petition GRANTED. This Court, pursuant to the Revised Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, Okla. Stat., Tit. 20 Sec. 1601 et seq. (West 2002) respectfully certifies to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma the following question: Whether H. B. No. 1970, Section 1, Chapter 216, O.S.L. 2011 prohibits: (1) the use of misoprostol to induce abortions, including the use of misoprostol in conjunction with mifepristone according to a protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration; and (2) the use of methotrexate to treat eptopic pregnancies. Further proceedings in this case are reserved pending receipt of a response from the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.
Oct 29 2013Answer to certified questions filed.
Nov 4 2013Writ of certiorari DISMISSED as improvidently granted.
Dec 6 2013MANDATE ISSUED.
 
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